As a result of the natural disasters that have claimed hundreds of Mexicans ‘ lives and causing material damage in the last month, the Conference of the Mexican episcopate alongside Caritas Mexicana joined forces to establish a bridge of communication with the Red Cross in order to address aid in communities that is required.
In addition, continuous communication was established with the titular bishops of the different dioceses affected to have detailed information of the regions that suffered the most damage in order to channel the aid where it is necessary and to make available the Parishes and seminars, such as shelters, psychological assistance and collection centres.
Even other diocesan resources have been mobilized for the priority and integral attention of the people, and subsequently the rehabilitation of the ecclesial precincts.
in the same way, with the desire to be close to the people who suffer the remaining dioceses have been issuing communiqués to encourage their faithful to support in multiple forms by making special collections in the parishes, and donating to Caritas Mexicana, who It is coordinating in a coordinated manner the distribution of aid from the dioceses-economic and in-kind-to the victims in the devastated places.
The Pope Francisco also added to the aid to the population in emergency phase and through the dicastery for the Integral Human Development service established to send a first contribution of $150,000 to be distributed in collaboration with the Apostolic Nunciature among the most affected dioceses for victim assistance.
The Holy Father expressed condolences to the Mexican people and gave a message of support to the service and relief staff who have extended a helping hand.