Devastation, fatalities found in wake of powerful midwest tornadoes: Pope Francis offers gratitude for rescue workers

December 14, 2021 | The Dialog

By Catholic News Service | Photo by State Farm

MAYFIELD, Ky. — Mourning, prayer and a resolve to rebuild shattered lives, homes and businesses in Mayfield followed one of the most powerful twisters in U.S. history that leveled the city of 10,000 in western Kentucky overnight Dec. 10.

The Bluegrass State was the worst hit as numerous devastating tornadoes traveled across it and its neighboring states of Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri, leveling entire communities.

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