[CNS] Mexicans’ response to quake like ‘hopping on a torrent of solidarity’

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MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Holy Family Church has been closed off for security reasons while waiting for inspection for structural damage from the Sept. 19 earthquake. In the meantime, Masses are organized in the small chapel that lies hidden at the end of a patio behind the church.

Congregants and passersby who seek spiritual comfort slowly fill the chapel to pray and listen. Behind the altar, where a tall statue of the Virgin Mary used to stand and overlook the chapel, emptiness prevails.

“When I saw that my beautiful Virgin fell and broke in pieces during the quake, it broke my heart,” said Teresa Cabrera, leader of a Bible study group in the parish.

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