Mexicans Turn To Their Faith As Country Recovers From Earthquake

Source: Huffington Post

By Carol Kuruvilla, Chris McGonigal

Days after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico, residents are in part turning to prayer and spirituality to cope with the devastation.

The earthquake, which hit on Tuesday, severely crippled Mexico City, and has caused major damage in nearby states. About 286 people were reported dead as of Friday, the AP reports,with more than half of those deaths occurring in in the country’s capital city.

Rescue workers were still attempting to find survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings on Friday.

In a country where about 81 percent of the population identifies as Catholic, some survivors of the earthquake have been turning to their religion for comfort as they bury the dead.

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