Pope Francis sends US$150,000 for Mexico earthquake relief

MEXICO – Pope Francis has given money to the earthquake relief effort in Mexico to help survivors and victims’ families in the worst hit areas of the country.

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The Vatican said on Thursday that an initial contribution of 150.000 U.S. dollars would be sent through the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

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The money will be divided between emergency relief efforts in the dioceses worst hit by the earthquake. The 7.1 quake on Tuesday caused at least 250 deaths and widespread damage in the capital and surrounding areas.