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News August 19, 2014


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

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.

Source: News.va