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September 22, 2017

Desperate times for Dominica

By Kaelanne Jordan,

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau and Dominican-born priests serving in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain were desperate for news of their loved ones last Wednesday after the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria. Dominica has been virtually cut off as all forms of communication appeared to be affected up to September 20.

Bishop Malzaire, who was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a Stewardship Conference September 16–20, told Catholic News that he has been unable to make contact with anyone in the diocese. The bishop, in a WhatsApp conversation last Wednesday said: “Being away is not very easy. The moral support is needed. It’s not a good feeling at all. It’s one time I feel that I should be home in Dominica. I have no idea what went on with the churches, presbyteries” and a number of deaths “I expect the worst when I get home in terms of destruction in property,” he said.

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