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Our prayers are with all those who lost loved ones in their families and among friends in this powerful earthquake and its aftershocks,” said Pillay. Our thoughts and petitions are also with all those involved in the rescue work.”

The quake, which was centered just off the coast of Hualien, is the largest to hit Taiwan in 25 years. At least ten people are dead and about 1000 others injured. On 4 April, rescuers were still working to free dozens of people trapped in the rubble of landslides and collapsed structures as tremors still rocked the area.

It also pains me to learn about the damages caused by the earthquake to the Yushan Theological Seminary,” said Pillay. The seminary belongs to the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.

May the churches and specialized agencies in the ecumenical family be able to extend every possible support for humanitarian aid assistance in affected areas,” said Pillay. 

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