Pope Francis prays for those affected by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake which struck Mexico’s southern Oaxaca state on Tuesday.
The earthquake’s epicenter was just east of Huatulco, one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. killing at least five people, damaging numerous buildings, and sending thousands fleeing into the streets.
However, during the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis turned his thoughts towards those affected by the earthquake. He requests of us to pray for all of them. That they may find strength and support in the help of God and their brothers and sisters.”
The Pope then added a magnificent word of encouragement. “Brothers and sisters,” he said, “I am very close to you.”