CBCI Expresses Solidarity with the Victims of Uttarakhand Calamity
New Delhi(CBCI News): The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) wishes to express its deep concern over the widespread devastation, caused by the flash floods and landslides in many parts of Uttarakhand, resulting in the heavy loss of lives and properties. It is distressing to know that thousands of pilgrims and villagers are stranded and heavy damage is done to many shrines and holy places in Kedarnath and its vicinity. While the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India condoles the death of many victims, it wishes to express its sympathy and solidarity with those thousands of stranded pilgrims and the many people who have lost their houses, shelters and other establishments.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, through its social service wing, Caritas India and through the diocesan organisational set-up of the dioceses in Uttarakhand has stepped up its effort to join hands with the governmental and voluntary agencies to provide immediate relief and assistance to people, affected by the massive floods and landslides.
Archbishop Albert D’Souza
Secretary General, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India