Presiding Bishop urges prayers, support for Haiti following devastating earthquake
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement concerning the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
The people of Haiti have suffered a devastating earthquake, and it is already clear that many have died and many more are injured.
Even under 'normal' circumstances, Haiti struggles to care for her 9 million people. The nation is the poorest in the western hemisphere, and this latest disaster will set back many recent efforts at development. I urge your prayers for those who have died, been injured, and are searching for loved ones -- and I urge your concrete and immediate prayers in the form of contributions to Episcopal Relief and Development, who are already working with the Diocese of Haiti to send aid where it is most needed.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
The Episcopal Church