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Papal sympathy for victims of accident on Madeira

August 18, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to the victims of an accident on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

At least 13 people died, and 50 were injured, when a tree fell on a group of Catholics preparing to join in a procession for the feast of the Assumption. In a message to Bishop José Carrilho of Funchal, the Pope promised his prayers for the victims and their relatives.


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