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May 7, 2016 - Mass in Spanish for the Victims of the Earthquake in Ecuador and their Families Abroad (May 8)

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Ecuadorian Community Prays for Disaster Relief Amid National Crisis
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Who:   Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Main Celebrant and Homilist and Members of the Ecuadorian Community in Greater Boston
When: Sunday 8 May at 9:30 am
Where: Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington Street, Boston
This liturgy will gather members of the Greater Boston community to pray for victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador.
Following this natural disaster, people on the ground lack critical resources while the death toll rose to 660. In addition to great loss of life, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports 23 missing persons, nearly 7,000 destroyed buildings and 560 affected schools, with 166 of them suffering medium to severe damage. Today, 22,754 people remain in emergency shelters.