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December 27, 2004

Tidal Wave

CPPS Parish in Tamil Nadu, India, Hit by Tidal Wave

Visitors to our site already know of the devastating earthquake and tidal wave that has struck India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries. One of the parishes of the Indian Vicariate was affected by the tidal wave. Fr. Michael Peter's of the Vicariate writes:

"Sadras where our missionaries are working is badly hit by the flood this morning arround 6.40 AM and waters entered the Church and ruined the Church very badly and many died and many huts there in the village were washed away in the flood. Our missionaries, Fr. Irudayaraj and Arockiaraj, escaped from the flood miraculously. The presbytery and their vehicles are damaged. Vehicles are carried away in the waters. But the missionaries are now safe at Thirukazhagu Kunram, about 18 Km from Sadras. We have no further news. I ask you of your prayers."

The above message arrive at the Generalate at about 1300 hrs on 26 December. Indeed, let us keep our brothers and all affected by this massive disaster in our prayers.

Posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. at December 27, 2004 11:35 AM

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We were hoping no CPPS would be hit by the tidal wave. Relieved to know the missionaries are okay physically but they must be very sorrowful about the loss of souls and the devastation to their parish. Our prayers are with them.
Dave & Maria Elena
Newark Companions

Posted by: Anonymous at December 28, 2004 3:53 PM

They're in my prayers, Father.

Posted by: Robert Diaz at December 30, 2004 3:06 PM

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