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August 5, 1999

CARDINAL BEVILACQUA ASKS FOR PRAYERS FOR RAIN

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, is requesting everyone to offer prayers for rain in order to relieve the serious water shortage which is being experienced here and in other parts of the country. This extended period of dry weather and high temperatures has begun to affect severely our own region as well as other states, causing a drastic impact on farms and livestock.

In a letter dated August 4, 1999 on behalf of the Cardinal, Monsignor Joseph R. Cistone, Vicar for Administration, requested priests to encourage parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to offer prayers for rain and the alleviation of the sufferings which this situation is causing. Pastors have been asked to include among the General Intercessions at Mass a petition that God will grant the rain which the affected areas need so desperately.

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Editor's Note: A copy of the letter from Monsignor Cistone is available upon request.




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