Bahamas bishop grateful for Pope's prayers, support
Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path through the Caribbean has left more than sixty
people dead. The deadly storm is expected to worsen as it approaches the East Coast
of the United States, home to more than fifty million people.
Sandy has already
struck the Caribbean nations of the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. On Sunday, Pope
Benedict offered his prayers for those affected by the storm, and appealed for concrete
aid for the victims.
Bishop Patrick Christopher Pinder of Nassau, in the Bahamas,
expressed his gratitude for the Pope’s words: “I was deeply appreciative and touched
by the Holy Father’s mentioning of it in the Angelus yesterday, and his mentioning
of his prayers for the people of our region. I know we are deeply appreciative of
that, and I thank him for it.”
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the United
States on Tuesday morning.