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Funerals for Sardinia cyclone victims

(Vatican Radio) The funerals of nine of the victims of a devastating Cyclone that tore through the Italian island of Sardinia took place Wednesday. Hundreds of mourners crammed into the Cathedral in the town of Tempio Pausania, in the province of Olbia to say a final farewell to loved ones who lost their lives when cyclone Cleopatra reeked havoc on the island of Sardinia.
Among those buried on Wednesday were two children.
Giving his Homily at the funeral service the Bishop of Olbia, Sebastiano Sanguinetti said that as exceptional and overwhelming as these events were, they are less devastating if we have learned to respect our Creator, his law and his pace.
Two days after the Cyclone struck emergency services were working to restore power and water supplies on Wednesday to several of the areas worst affected.

The scale of the flooding following the storm has meant that over 1,000 people have been forced to take shelter in parish halls, schools or with relatives.

As the residents of Sardinia try and rebuild their lives meteorologists are warning that this weather pattern is set to continue with southern coastal area such as Campania and Basilicata most as risk. Listen to Lydia O’Kane’s report RealAudioMP3


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