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Pope asks prayers for Europeans suffering from wintry weather

Catholic World News - February 08, 2012

At the conclusion of his regular weekly public audience on February 8, Pope Benedict XVI asked for prayers for the victims of harsh winter weather in Europe.

Noting that many people in Europe are suffering after a rare siege of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, the Pope said that he wanted to “express my closeness to the people suffering such extreme meteorological conditions, and ask for prayers for the victims and their families.”

The cold snap has hit particularly hard in countries that are unaccustomed to such wintry conditions. Last week Rome itself saw a rare snowfall that blanketed St. Peter's Square.

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