Benedict XVI Praying for Quake-Stricken China

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 14, 2010 ( Benedict XVI assured his prayers for those stricken by the series of earthquakes today in a Tibetan region of China. The death toll is already at 589 and thousands more were injured.

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At the end of the general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope mentioned the tragedy.

“I pray for the victims and am spiritually close to the persons tried by such a grave calamity; for them I implore from God relief from suffering and courage in this adversity,” he said. “I hope that common solidarity will not be lacking.”

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