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(19/09/2019)

God is with us and does not forget anyone ”, Mons. Lorca in Los Alcázares]

The Bishop of Cartagena, Mons. José Manuel Lorca Planes, his auxiliary Bishop, Mons. Sebastián Chico, and the vicars that make up the Episcopal Council, visited yesterday Los Alcázares, the municipality most affected by the cold drop.

Five days after the first flood, many streets are still impassable.

The bishops and vicars, accompanied by the parish priest of Los Alcázares, Rubén Córdoba, and the mayor, Mario Pérez Cervera, visited the “zero zone” of the municipality.

The Bishop thanked the work and effort of the volunteers and emergency services that, today, continue to work in the cleaning work.

As president of Cáritas Diocesana, Mons. Lorca said that in addition to material help, psychological help will also be necessary.

During the visit, Mons. Lorca chatted with several neighbors.

“We must not fall into despair.

God is with us and does not forget anyone, ”he told them.

For his part, the mayor thanked the citizen collaboration, the help of neighbors and volunteers from different locations, "without them, it would take months to clean streets and houses."

Normal will take to reach this location.

His pastor hopes that the situation they live in will not be forgotten: "People are very affected because they are the second floods in a short time and there are still many families who are paying loans and suffering the consequences of the first," says Rubén Cordoba, which highlights that "despite the dramatic situation, the only good thing is that now political differences do not matter, which often separate people, because all the neighbors have come together under one heart."

Extraordinary Episcopal Council in Torre Pacheco

At 10:30 hours, the extraordinary Episcopal Council convened by the Bishop to visit the area and know, firsthand, the damage caused by the cold drop in the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary of Torre Pacheco began. the municipalities of the Campo de Cartagena - Mar Menor area.

After the Council meeting, they heard some testimonies from the affected families in the area and visited the San José neighborhood.

At 1:30 p.m., the mayor of Torre Pacheco, Antonio León, received the bishops and vicars at the Town Hall.

There, the mayor highlighted the solidarity of his people with the affected neighbors.

For his part, the Bishop pointed out the work of all the volunteers and recalled that from Cáritas they will continue to help those who have been affected by the floods.

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

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