Tag: volcano

Terror of volcano felt locally

LAKE WORTH | Everyone had a story, a sad story, about a loved one in Guatemala suffering in the aftermath of the volcano that violently erupted in the south-central part of the country in June. “My father is there,” said Gloria Cruz, a parishioner of St. Juliana in West Palm Beach. Her father, Daniel Cruz,… Read more »

Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis sent condolences to Guatemala after a horrific volcanic eruption left more than 60 people dead. In a June 5 telegram addressed to Archbishop Nicolas Thevenin, apostolic nuncio of Guatemala, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said the pope was “profoundly grieved upon learning the sad news of the violent… Read more »

Hawaii parishioners displaced by lava ask for prayers

HONOLULU | Paul and Rose Utes, members of Sacred Heart Parish in Pahoa, had to leave their home when lava from the Kilauea eruptions moved into their section of the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna on the Big Island. At the time they heard the mandatory evacuation order, the couple, who own Black Rock Cafe… Read more »

Volcano’s lava flow displaces members of one Hawaii parish

HONOLULU | In addition to offering prayers, the Catholic Church is stepping into action on behalf of hundreds of residents displaced from a fierce and unpredictable volcanic eruption. Members of Sacred Heart Parish in the town of Pahoa in the Puna District of the island of Hawaii — known colloquially as the Big Island —… Read more »