Mexico Quake Leaves Country’s Historic Churches Battered

The Associated Press’s Christine Armario and Dario Lopez-Mills report that last Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico destroyed more than 150 religious structures in the Roman Catholic country. They write, “Many of the battered churches are in the state of Puebla, where the quake’s epicenter was located. There in the city of Atzala, a child’s baptism turned into tragedy when the roof of a church collapsed, killing 11 family members inside, including the 2-month-old girl being christened.” They add, “At Mass in Puebla and elsewhere, priests urged parishioners to use the painful moment as a time of reflection.”

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