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Church Leaders’ Statement on the Earthquakes in Afghanistan

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The Middle East/Africa North Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the destruction resulting from recent earthquakes in Herat Province in western Afghanistan. We sorrow for the more than 1,000 people who died and for those who are injured and affected in any way.

We pray for the people of Afghanistan and extend our sympathy to those who have experienced damage and the loss of loved ones.”

Elder Anthony D. Perkins
Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella
Elder Roland J. Bäck

Middle East/Africa North Area Presidency
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Earthquakes began to hit the region earlier this month and have continued. Reports state the 6.3 magnitude quake and others have been some of the strongest in years. More than 90% of those killed have been women and children. 

You can read a quick history of Latter-day Saints in Afghanistan here.

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