Church collects for flood victims

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Church workers at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Guizhou city collected more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,542) for emergency relief during Masses on June 12.

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Church collects for flood victims

  1. 1. Church collects for flood victims<br />www.ucanews.com<br />
  2. 2. Church workers at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Guizhou city collected more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,542) for emergency relief during Masses on June 12.<br />
  3. 3. Heavy rain last week caused serious floods in Wangmo, in southwest Guizhou province, isolating the county from the outside world.<br />
  4. 4. Overflowing river waters and mountain torrents have killed 21 people and left 31 missing in the county. More than 40,000 people were forced to evacuate.<br />
  5. 5. The donations will be sent to the victims as soon as local transportation recovers, a Church worker said.<br />
  6. 6. Guizhou diocese, which is based in the provincial capital Guiyang city, could not reach the pastor of Wangmo parish, Father Zhang Yiyong, for two days after the rainstorm.<br />
  7. 7. “Electric power, water supply and telecommunication there were interrupted. But luckily, the church was unaffected as it is located far from the flooded river,” reported the priest.<br />
  8. 8. He paid visits to all parishioners in the county town last weekend and found out some 55 people in 13 families were affected.<br />
  9. 9. Some victims stayed in the church or went to relatives. They urgently need food and clothes. <br />
  10. 10. The parish will offer them free accommodation and meals despite its straitened circumstances, the priest promised.<br />
  11. 11. The diocese has called on Catholics to make donations to help the flood victims. <br />
  12. 12. Some people have brought rice, oil, bedding and clothes to their parishes.<br />
  13. 13. Related reportsPope donates $30,000 to China flood relief workDisaster strengthens Chinese Catholics’ faithCatholics washed out by new floods in ChinaChina Church keeps providing flood relief<br />
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