Madagascar: prelate reports on devastating cyclone
Catholic World News - February 17, 2012
The cyclone that struck Madagascar on February 13 was the worst in recent memory, Archbishop Gaetano Di Pierro of Moramanga told the Fides news agency. But the prelate reported that he was buoyed to see residents helping each other to recover immediately after the storm, “without waiting for aid.”
Archbishop Di Pierro remarked that he has lived in Madagascar for 36 years and experienced 5 cyclones, but “this was worse than the others.” With the city darkened by a loss of electricity, he reported, “One could not see anything but felt that the trees were uprooted as well as metal sheets of many houses.”
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