Nepali Catholics pray for tsunami victims
Bhusan Ghimire, a Catholic and the Tokyo correspondent for the Nepali Weekly, just came home. “I was at a grocery when I felt the two shocks,” he told AsiaNews. Everything started shaking and after a few minutes, “the roofs fell and buildings collapsed. I thought I would not live through this,” but “God saved me."
Speaking about missing Nepalis, he said that “it is hard to get news about their identity and conditions.” In fact, “it is impossible to communicate with the hardest hit areas, and local media say that four restaurants run by Nepalis in Miyagi Prefecture were swept away by the tsunami.”
Risita Lama, 65, has not been able to communicate with her son for days. He went missing with his wife in one of the prefectures struck by the quake. “I am praying for my dear ones, and all the people involved in the devastating quake,” she said. “Our prayers join those of Catholics around the world.”
Zunichiro Tabei, a Japanese working in Nepal, said that his relatives are still among the missing. “I asked God to watch over my relatives. I hope to see them again, soon. My Lord, heed my prayers and help all the Japanese, ease their suffering.”