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Pope mourns nephew's family, killed in auto crash

August 19, 2014

Pope Francis was “deeply pained,” the Vatican announced, when he was informed of an automobile accident in Argentina that caused the death of three relatives.

Emanuel Bergoglio, the Pope’s nephew, was driving a car that collided with a truck on a road outside Buenos Aires on August 19. His wife Valeria Carmona and their children, Antonio (2) and José (8 months) were killed. Emanuel Bergoglio was hospitalized and reported in serious condition.


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  • Posted by: koinonia - Aug. 19, 2014 10:37 PM ET USA

    No words of consolation at such news; only prayers. Terrible loss. May God have mercy and grant hope to the family moving forward.