Up to 1000 feared dead in Turkey Earthquake

An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude has rocked eastern Turkey, with a seismological institute saying up to 1,000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings.

Turkey’s strongest earthquake in years struck Van, a large eastern city populated mainly by Kurds.

“500 to 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the quake,” Mustafa Erdik, director of the Kandilli seismological institute in Istanbul, told a news conference.

rte.ie/news/2011/1023/turkey.html

This is so sad. We must pray for them. I heard that an ancient church that was recently restored may have also been damaged in the quake.

**PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum.
Adveniat regnum tuum.
Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,
et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem,
sed libera nos a malo.
Amen.

AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen.

GLORIA PATRI, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.
Amen.**

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