Cardinal calls for prayers after deadly hurricane hits Bahamas, approaches US

Source: USCCB

Cardinal Daniel N DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Dorian that has left more than 20 people dead in the Bahamas and is moving closer to the southeast coast of the United States.

Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:

"As we continue to be vigilant for the effects of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the US coast, we are extremely mindful of the dire need faced by the community in the Bahamas so devastated by this catastrophic storm. We pray for all affected and invite Catholics and all people of goodwill to donate to Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA."

Pope Francis tweeted today: 'I invite you, each within your own heart, to pray for our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives or who are suffering because of the hurricane in the Bahamas .'

Donations to CRS can be made at and to Catholic Charities USA at

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