The number of victims continues to rise in Germany. The Minister President of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, spoke of 60 deaths today and of at least 40 deaths in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. Volunteers from neighbouring Länder and organizations, such as the Red Cross, Caritas, the Order of Malta and the Order of Saint John, are making a significant contribution to the relief efforts. Many have expressed their closeness and solidarity. “In the chapel, I have before my eyes the images of the catastrophe”, the Archbishop of Bamberg, Mgr. Ludwig Schick, wrote: “Where is God? Faith is shaking! There is a growing resignation. But Jesus says: Pray and work!”. Hence the Archbishop calls for prayers “for the dead and the desperate, that they may find strength and courage; for reconstruction and renewal, and for the care of creation”. Even the Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Mgr. Gebhard Fürst, expressed his closeness and offered a reflection inspired by the floods: “At least now everyone must acknowledge that climate change is a reality for us too, and start doing small things in person to preserve creation”.