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Pope voices sympathy for disaster victims in Russia, Pakistan

Catholic World News - August 04, 2010

During a public audience on August 4, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his sympathy for the victims of forest fires in Russia and raging floods in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Noting the “serious natural calamity” in each place, the Pope asked prayers for the victims and survivors.

Pope Benedict was holding his regular Wednesday audience for the first time since July 7, having cancelled the weekly sessions during a vacation at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo. The Pontiff flew to Rome by helicopter for the August 4 audience, returning in the afternoon to his summer residence.

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