Bishop in Nepal: Time is running out for victims of earthquake

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April 30, 2015

Bishop Paul Simick of Nepal visits an injured Catholic earthquake survivor April 30 in remote Banyatar parish perched on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu. (CNS photo/Anto Akkara) See NEPAL-VISIT April 30, 2015.

Bishop Paul Simick of Nepal visits an injured Catholic earthquake survivor April 30 in remote Banyatar parish perched on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu. (CNS photo/Anto Akkara)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNS) — Time is running out for victims of Nepal’s earthquake, who are suffering because aid cannot reach them, said Bishop Paul Simick of Nepal.

“The biggest challenge now is the time factor. All of us have to rush to reach out to the victims. It’s already too late,” Bishop Simick told Catholic News Service April 30 after a five-hour trip to some of the worst-affected areas of Nepal’s capital.

“If this is the state of affairs in the capital, you can imagine the suffering of the people in the remote areas,” Bishop Simick said at the end of the visit to St. Ignatius Parish in Banyatar.

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