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Vatican spokesman recalls Japan’s tsunami, earthquake

Catholic World News - March 12, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office recalled the first anniversary of his weekly editorial to the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

“We all admired the courageous, dignified, and united way in which the Japanese people reacted to the tragedy and dealt with the consequences,” writes Father Federico Lombardi.

“On Good Friday, in answer to a question from a little Japanese girl on a television program, the Pope said: ‘I, too, wonder why. We don’t have answers, but we know that Jesus suffered like you, an innocent victim. God loves me, He is on my side, and one day I will realize that this suffering wasn’t meaningless. Rest assured, we are with you, with all Japanese children who are suffering. Let us pray together that light will come for you as soon as possible.’”

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