Pope Prays for People of Texas at Angelus

Remembers Those Who Have Been Hit Hard by Hurricane Harvey

Angelus / Foto: Francesco Sforza - © PHOTO.VA - OSSERVATORE ROMANO

During his Sunday Angelus address, Sept. 3, 2017, the Pope expressed he is praying for the people of Texas.

“I would like to express my profound interest in the suffering of the people of Texas and Louisiana, hit by the hurricane and extreme rainfall, that have caused thousands of people to be displaced and caused massive material damage,” said the Pontiff.

Hurricane Harvey, which hit the southern US state, caused some 50 deaths and about one million people to become displaced.

“I ask Mary the Most Holy, consoler of the afflicted, to obtain from the Lord, the grace of comfort for our hard hit brothers and sisters,” he said.

Francis also took the opportunity to renew his “spiritual closeness to the people of South Asia, who still suffer the consequences of floods.”

As usual, Pope Francis greeted groups present and concluded, telling those present to have a good Sunday and good lunch.

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