Bishop Michael F. Burbidge Statement on the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

With all in the Diocese of Arlington, I express great sadness and offer sincere prayers for the people of Turkey and Syria who experienced a devastating earthquake that produced a staggering loss of life earlier today. May God grant eternal rest to all those who have died, and may he offer comfort to the survivors who must rebuild their countries. Finally, may God give strength to the relief workers who are providing emergency care and assistance. May the God of mercy grant consolation and strength to all our brothers and sisters impacted by the earthquake.