June 23, 2022 – It is with deep sadness that I have learned of the earthquake in Afghanistan in which more than 1,000 people have lost their lives and another 1,500 have been injured. I offer my condolences to those who lost loved ones and to the people of Afghanistan.
I pray to God for the quick recovery of those injured and for the strength and safety for the emergency personnel that are dealing with heavy rains and landslides while attempting further rescue operations.
May God, the Most Compassionate, shower those who lost their lives with mercy, comfort all those who are suffering and allow them to recover their losses quickly. May He give strength and resilience to the rescue teams and health workers as they continue their search and healing efforts.
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