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Pope Francis profoundly saddened by death of three relatives in traffic accident

Publish date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Pope Francis has learned of the tragic death of three of his relatives in a traffic accident in Argentina and is "profoundly saddened."  The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi said the Pope had received news of the tragic accident and asks that "all those who share in his grief join with him in prayer."  The victims were  the wife of the Pope’s nephew and her two young children aged 2 years and eight months.  His nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was seriously injured in the accident.



El Papa Francisco profundamente entristecido por la muerte de tres de sus familiares en accidente de tránsito


El Papa Francisco se ha enterado de la trágica muerte de tres de sus familiares en un accidente de tránsito en Argentina y se encuentra "profundamente entristecido."  El Director de la Oficina de Prensa de la Santa Sede, Padre Federico Lombardi expresó que el Papa habría recibido la noticia del fatal accidente y pide que "todos aquellos que comparten su pena se unan a él en oración."  Las víctimas fueron la esposa del sobrino del Papa y sus dos pequeños hijos de 2 años y ocho meses de edad.  Su sobrino, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, resultó gravemente herido en el accidente.



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