Pope urges aid for disaster victims in Indonesia, Benin
Catholic World News - October 27, 2010
At the conclusion of his regular weekly public audience on October 27, Pope Benedict XVI issued two appeals for help: for victims of natural disasters in Indonesia and in Benin.
In Indonesia, a tsunami caused by an earthquake was followed by the eruption of a volcano, causing devastation in two different areas. In Benin, after weeks of flooding, an epidemic of cholera has broken out because of “unhygienic and unsanitary conditions,” the Pope noted. He urged “the international community to strive to supply the aid necessary to alleviate the distress of the people who have suffered these disasters.”
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