Australian churches take stock after fire

Church buildings and their communities are among those devastated by this week’s raging brush fires in Australia.

The Australian agency CathNews has an article focused on the towns of Marysville and Kinglake, where the parish churches were destroyed.

“Father Julian Langridge, parish priest at Lilydale, Healesville, Marysville, Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen and Toolangi, said so far he had been able to contact only one of about 25 Marysville parishioners.”

This article in The Age includes more details and links to various ways of offering aid or words of support.

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