Miners say, 'Thank you, Jesus'

March 7, 2011
Chilean miners, who were trapped in a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile, for 69 days before being rescued in October, touch the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City Feb. 24.

CNS PHOTO | RONEN ZVULUN, REUTERS

Miners say, 'Thank you, Jesus'

Chilean miners, who were trapped in a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile, for 69 days before being rescued in October, touch the Stone of Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City Feb. 24.

"We want to thank God for all that he did for us," said Mario Gomez, the oldest of the 33 miners.

"It was a miracle," Gomez said of his rescue.

"There is one being who could achieve that, and that is God. He gave us a second life."