Tuesday, 19 August 2014

BREAKING NEWS: 3 Members Of Pope Francis Extended Family Die In Car Crash In Argentina

Two of Pope Francis grandnephews and the boys mother were killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the pontiffs homeland of Argentina, police said.

The pontiffs nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was critically injured in the crash on a highway in Cordoba, said Carina Ferreyra, spokeswoman of Cordoba police.
A car driven by the nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, struck a truck at about 12:30 a.m., Ferreyra said.
The crash killed Emanuel Bergoglios sons Jose Bergoglio, 8 months, and Antonio Bergoglio, 2 and his wife, Valeria Carmona, 36.
Emanuel Bergoglio, 35, was taken to a hospital in Cordoba, where he was in critical condition Tuesday morning, Ferreyra said.
Pope Francis was deeply hurt by news of the crash, a Vatican spokesman said.
The Pope has been informed of the tragic accident that took place in Argentina involving some of his family members, said the spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi. He is deeply hurt.
He asks to all of those who participate in his sorrow to be with him in prayers.
Pope Francis, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio, served the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina for 43 years, including 15 years as archbishop of Buenos Aires. He succeeded Pope Benedict XVI as leader of the church in March 2013.
The 77-year-old pontiffrecently visited South Korea the first papal visit to the country in 25 years.
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