We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $17,834 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope mourns death of impoverished Roma children

Catholic World News - February 14, 2011

During his midday audience on Sunday, February 13, Pope Benedict XVI mourned the death of four Roma (gypsy) children who were killed by a fire in a squatters’ shack on the outskirts of Rome.

The miserable circumstances in which the children lived and died, the Pope said, “force us to face the question whether a more united and fraternal society, more coherent in charity, in other words, more Christian, would not have been able to avoid this tragic event.” He observed that the tragedy was unfortunately not unique-- that similar incidents occur “almost every day in our cities.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($17,834 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,165.70
51% 49%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' 1 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23
A rare “win” in the Venerable League: Laity 4, Priests and Religious 3 January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12