“Today I have two sorrows in my heart: Colombia and the Mediterranean.”
Pope Francis spoke those words on January 20, 2019, after praying the noonday Angelus with the crowds of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square.
“I want to assure my closeness to the Colombian people, after last Thursday’s grave terrorist attack on the National School of the Police. I pray for the victims and their families, and I continue to pray for the path of peace in Colombia.
“I am thinking of the 170 victims, shipwrecked in the Mediterranean. They were seeking a future for their life — victims, perhaps, of traffickers of human beings. Let us pray for them and for those who are responsible for what happened.”