At today’s General Audience, February 6, 2019, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity and prayer after the death, four days earlier, of some 30 migrants in the Archipelago of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean.
“Last Saturday, near the Archipelago of the Bahamas a boat sank that had on board dozens of migrants from Haiti, seeking hope and a future of peace,” he said.
The Holy Father then assured his “affectionate thought” for the “families tried by suffering, as well as the Haitian people touched by this new tragedy.” And he invited “to unite to his prayer for those that died tragically and for the wounded.”
According to a press release of the Haitian Interior Ministry, the shipwreck happened on the small island of “Abaco,” in the North of the Archipelago of the Bahamas. Nineteen persons survived, but 28 lifeless corpses were recovered.