15 Aug 2018

Genoa bridge disaster

Bishop David has sent the following to Father Tony and all at Holy Ghost parish in Genoa following the bridge disaster.

Dear Fr Tony

I am just learning of the news of the collapse of the Morandi motorway bridge near Genoa. It is certain to affect huge numbers of people - a sudden moment which will change so many lives. Please be assured of the prayers of the people of the diocese at this time.

We pray to the Lord for all who have lost their lives so suddenly and we pray that God’s mercy, comfort and healing will be with all who are injured and with those who will be grieving, and that God’s strength will sustain the members of the emergency services and those who are attending to the needs of all who are suffering and affected by this accident.

I am sure that you and the members of Holy Ghost parish will be anxiously seeking assurance of the safety of your own members and loved ones. Your brothers and sisters in Christ send our love and we pray that God, our refuge and strength, will be with you and the community and especially with those whose lives are affected by this tragedy.

Your brother in Christ