Archbishop urges prayers urged for victims of ‘tragic train derailment’

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May 13, 2015

Rescue workers search for victims in the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia May 12. At least six people died and eight others were in critical condition as a result of the crash, a doctor from Temple University Hospital said the morning of May 13. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)

Rescue workers search for victims in the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia May 12. At least six people died and eight others were in critical condition as a result of the crash, a doctor from Temple University Hospital said the morning of May 13. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput May 13 urged prayers for all affected by Amtrak train derailment in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood that left at least six people dead and injured more than 200 others.

“I urge all people of goodwill to join me in extending prayerful condolences to those mourning the sudden loss of a loved one and in asking the Lord to bring healing to all those suffering physical and emotional anguish in the wake of this incident,” he said in a statement.

“Let us also pray for all of the first responders, emergency personnel, and medical professionals who have been working to assist those affected by the derailment,” he added. “May God bless and protect them.”

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