This aerial photo shows part of the 12-story oceanfront Champlain Towers South Condo that collapsed early Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Surfside, Fla. (Amy Beth Bennett /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Among those unaccounted for in the building collapse were several families from nearby St. Joseph’s parish, which lies only blocks away from the Champlain Towers complex.
Catholic News Agency,
MIAMI — As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is praying and trying to maintain hope amid the search for survivors.
On Sunday, 109 parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami were “all praying for everyone: the victims, the families, the responders, the rescuers,” Mary Ross Agosta of the Miami Archdiocese told CNA on Monday. …