Archbishop Aquila urges solidarity with wildfire victims

DENVER — Archbishop Samuel Aquila urged faithful to pray for and aid victims of Colorado’s wildfires.

“Please join me in prayer for those affected by the wildfires,” Archbishop Aquila said in a statement Tuesday. “Last month Pope Francis called the Church to ‘become courageous Christians and seek out those who need help most.’ Those who have lost their homes need our help the most.”

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado is offering assistance to victims of the Black Forest Fire by providing counseling, referrals, food boxes, gas cards, clothing and other items.

Parishioners can help alleviate suffering from the state’s most destructive wildfire. Visit the website and click on “Donate now” and select “Colorado fires.” For more information, call 719-636-2345 or email Two telephone assistance lines will be staffed between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The numbers are 719-866-6559 and 719-866-6441.

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