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Fire in Camper Where Daughters Killed: Pope Sends Papal Almoner to Send Condolences, Give Concrete Help

Three Sisters, 20, 8 and 4, Died in Fire in Centocelle, Rome  

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Pope Francis wished to send his condolences to the Halilovic family who, during the overnight hours between May 9-10, lost three daughters – Angelica, 4, Francesca, 8, and Elisabeth, 20, in a fire of a camper at Centocelle, in the Casilino area of Rome.
According to a statement of the Holy See Press Office, the Papal Almoner, Monsignor Konrad Krajewski went to visit the family, on the afternoon of May 10, to greet “and take concrete help to the parents and to the eight siblings.”
The fire broke out around 3:00 a.m. inside the camper, stationed in the parking lot of a supermarket at Centocelle. Sources seems to indicate that it was an intentional fire.
In the images of a telecamera, acquired by Rome’s prosecutor, a person is seeing throwing an incendiary bottle at the vehicle. In fact, found at the site, in addition to a lighter, was the stopper of the incendiary bottle.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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