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Solidarity and support for Oklahoma City

· Catholic organizations aid the families struck by the tornado ·

While many Catholic organizations are aiding the families struck by the violent tornado which devastated Oklahoma City, the bishops' conference assures the people of their prayers and support. In a letter the President of the conference, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York, expressed his solidarity to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and to all those affected, offering his prayers and support. “Our hearts ache with you”, reads the letter, which also notes that the cardinal had previously telephoned the Archbishop of Oklahoma City. The Cardinal wrote: “May the words of Jesus, 'Behold I am with you always', and who calmed the storms, bring hope and comfort at this sensitive moment in the history of your diocese which sadly has known great tragedy before from other natural disasters, but which has always united in courageous and loving efforts to restore hope to all”.  The loss of family members and the devastation of buildings, Cardinal Dolan continued, “impels us to stand with you and all the good people of Moore both in prayer for comfort and in efforts for disaster relief to ease the suffering of those whose lives have been affected by this dreadful disaster”.

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