Pope sends condolences to relatives of victims of AirAsia plane

Rome (Monday, 12/29/2014, Gaudium Press) Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the families of victims saying that “his thoughts are with those on board the missing AirAsia plane that disappeared during a flight between Indonesia and Singapore.”

He added he was also thinking of two separate accidents involving two merchant ships and a ferry in the Adriatic Sea. “I am close with my affection and prayer,” the Pope said, to the families and loved ones who are undergoing “these difficult situations with apprehension and suffering” and also to those involved in the rescue operations. His words of solidarity came at the end of his Angelus address on the feast of the Holy Family in which he spoke about how the light coming from the Holy Family encourages us to offer human warmth and where he also stressed the important role played by grandparents in the family setting. (LMI)

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