Pope sends solidarity telegram to T&T after quakes, floods

A Trinidadian wades through flood water to distribute food to affected residents. Photo: Rishi Ragoonath/T&T Guardian

Pope Francis has sent a telegram of solidarity to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, after the recent earthquakes and floods.

Two earthquakes shook Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday and Sunday as the Caribbean island nation was trying to cope with floods due to heavy rains on Friday.

Homes were flooded, and vehicles were left submerged in the murky waters.

Many residents had to be rescued from their roofs with boats and dinghies.

“Having learned of the injury and destruction of property caused by the grave earthquakes and floods in Trinidad and Tobago, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses prayerful solidarity with all those affected by these natural disasters,” wrote Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in the telegram sent on behalf of the Pope. “He offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist in the recovery, and he willingly invokes upon all divine blessings of grace and strength.”

There were no confirmed injuries or deaths reported from the earthquakes or floods.

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  1. October 23, 2018

    Those kinds of natural disaster today, is becoming more and more frightening if we are aware of the Word of God pertaining to the end of the ages.

    At Hosea 6: 1-2, the message reminds us of our call to repentance, as it says below

    (1) Come, and let us return to the Lord;
    For He has torn, but He will heal us;
    He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

    (2) After two days He will revive us;
    On the third day, He will raise us up,
    That we may live in His sight.

    “On the third day, He will raise us”

    Since 1000 years is like 1 day to God, could it be that we are now in the third day –though it is very young. But are we taking heed of the call to repentance so that God might reduce His wrath against us, before the end of the third day will come?

    “There has been no report of injury or death’ That is what Revelling 6 says about the Great Tribulation. “people will call for their death but it will not happen. How can we survive without God’s mercy?

  2. analy thomas
    October 23, 2018

    I feel the same way brother Pope but i am wondering. ” Do you have any information on climate change and the one world government? Why is the church working so closely with running the affairs of governments?
    Why are heads of governments being knighted by your cardinals?
    Revelation 18:4
    4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
    Jeremiah 51:45
    45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord
    and if this isn’t enough, start with idolatry!
    Jesus Christ is the only way! I hope we find him quickly!

    The bible clearly says that there is ONE WAY! Through the door and there is no window.
    Jesus Christ!
    All Glory and Honor and Praise to God!

  3. ??
    October 23, 2018

    Our hearts go out to Trinidad. It was wonderful that the pope send out his prayerful solidarity to people of Trinidad. I don’t recall seeing one for Dominica after hurricane Maria but that’s ok. I stand corrected, if I’m wrong……

    • Anonymouse
      October 24, 2018

      I wonder that too, Dominica got so terribly devastated. Many businesses including hotels cannot even reopen fully yet, they had to house many of the WCMF artists as far as Possie. Well, loss is loss, my prayers are with the TnT people – Hold strong.

    • Moistest Jheri Curl
      October 24, 2018

      I wondered the same thing
      but in the midst of destruction and despair
      I don’t think that I was checking to see if the Pope sent a telegram

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