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.