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Pope Prays After Flash Floods in Calabria, Italy

He Expresses His Closeness to the Victim’s Relatives

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During the General Audience on August 22, 2018, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity  following the flash floods in Calabria, in southern Italy, two days earlier.
On greeting the Italian-speaking pilgrims present in Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father recalled this tragedy, which left some ten dead in the flash floods of the Raganello torrent, caused by severe weather.
Remembering hikers from different Italian regions, who lost their life “tragically” in this catastrophe, the Pontiff entrusted them  “to the merciful goodness of God,” and he expressed his “spiritual closeness to their relatives and also to the wounded.”

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Anne Kurian-Montabone

Laurea in Teologia (2008) alla Facoltà di teologia presso l'Ecole cathedrale di Parigi. Ha lavorato 8 anni per il giornale settimanale francese France Catholique" e participato per 6 mese al giornale "Vocation" del servizio vocazionale delle chiesa di Parigi. Co-autore di un libro sulla preghiera al Sacro Cuore. Dall'ottobre 2011 è Collaboratrice della redazione francese di Zenit."

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