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Pope Prays for People of Texas at Angelus

Remembers Those Who Have Been Hit Hard by Hurricane Harvey

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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About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis':

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