‘I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.’ Psalm 121 1-2
We are now in a moment of extremely pain, a moment of sadness, Brazil is crying because the accident of the airplane from TAM Airlines, flight number 3054.
We want to express our feelings to all the relatives and friends of the victims in this horrible accident, praying to God that they may all be console and that their hope in resurrection may be renewed as the Bible says: ‘For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rules, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord’. Romans 8:38-39.
I ask everyone to pray together for the relatives, for the friends, so that God – in all His mercy and kindness - embrace each one of them with His love, so they may be strengthen by His Grace.
With all my love and feelings,
The Most Reverend Maurício Andrade
Primate Bishop of Brazil
Diocesan Bishop of Brasília.