DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     June 18, 1999     vol. 10, no. 118

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EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO DAMAGES SEVERAL HISTORIC CHURCHES AND TEMPLES

          Mexico City, 17 (NE) The earthquake that shook Mexico on Tuesday, leaving more than 200 wounded and killed seven people, has also caused serious damage to several historic churches and religious buildings. "Puebla de los Angeles," together with its old temples , was the city that most suffered with the earthquake.

          Different chapels along the state have also been damaged. The temple of "La Santisima" has been practically deprived from its entire facade, and "San Andres Cholula's" dome fell completely. Also the temples of "San Roque," "San Mateo Cuanala" and "Las Casas Coloradas" have suffered considerable damages in their structure.

          After knowing about the earthquake that affected the south of Mexico, Pope John Paul II, through Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, manifested his grief and his solidarity with the victims. The message, that was asked to be transmitted to the affected places, invited institutions and people of good will to lend effective help with charity and spirit of Christian solidarity to those affected by the earthquake


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June 18, 1999       volume 10, no. 118
NEWS & VIEWS

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