El rezo de los residentes de Guam para que Dios toque el corazón de Kim Jong-un

Ago 13, 2017 10:54 am
Publicado en: Actualidad, Internacionales
A local resident prays during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
A local resident prays during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Los residentes de Guam rezaban el domingo por la paz luego que Corea del Norte amenazó con atacar a ese territorio insular estadounidense y Estados Unidos advirtió que lanzaría duras represalias, reseñó Infobae.

El arzobispo Michael Byrnes instruyó a los curas de las 26 iglesias del territorio a promover plegarias por la paz y para dar ánimo a los militares estacionados en la isla. Pidió orar por “una justa resolución de las diferencias, y para que reine la cordura tanto en las palabras como en las acciones”.

Los católicos de Guam asistían a misa el domingo tras varios días de incendiarias amenazas entre Washington y Pyongyang, ambos países con armas nucleares.

No cunde una ansiedad evidente entre la población de Guam, aun después de que Pyongyang anunció que para dentro de pocos días concluirá planes para atacar las aguas cerca de las islas.

Dora Salazar, de 82 años, ha acudido expresamente a Agaña, capital de Guam, desde su aldea de Mangilao, a una quincena de kilómetros, para participar en una gran “oración por la paz”.

“Somos inocentes”, se defiende, implorando que la gracia divine toque a Kim Jong-Un y le haga descartar sus planes de lanzar misiles nucleares contra esta isla estadounidense del Pacífico. “Rezamos para que Dios toque su corazón, porque Dios lo ama. Esa es mi plegaria”, dice, con fervor.

Monte Mesa, vicepresidente de la Oficina de Turismo de Guam, dijo que la misa en la iglesia Blessed Diego de San Vitores, en Tumón, fue reconfortante. Dijo que aprendió en el servicio religioso que el Evangelio “nos enseña que Dios está en control de lo que ocurre y que si tenemos fe en Dios toda esta retórica, toda esta posibilidad de guerra en Guam, será eliminada por Dios”.

Residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pay homage to images of Virgin Mary after attending a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pay homage to images of Virgin Mary after attending a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
A woman pays homage to an image of Virgin Mary and baby Jesys after attending a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
A woman pays homage to an image of Virgin Mary and baby Jesys after attending a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents pray during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Roman Catholic priest Monsignor James Benavente gives a blessing to a boy after a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Roman Catholic priest Monsignor James Benavente gives a blessing to a boy after a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents receive Holy Communion during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents receive Holy Communion during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents receive Holy Communion during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Local residents receive Holy Communion during a Sunday mass at Sta Barbara Church on the island of Guam, a U.S. Pacific Territory, August 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro



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