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Pope prays for victims, families of Quebec train derailment

( July 10, 2013) Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his prayerful condolences to the people of the severely damaged Quebac town of Lac-Megantic , where a train derailment accident claimed many victims, of whom a large number is still unaccounted for. A message to the people of Lac-Megantic signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarciscio Bertone said: “Pope Francis unites himself through prayer in the anguish of the grieving families, and he entrusts the victims to the mercy of God. He expresses his deep sympathy to the injured persons and their families, to the emergency workers, and to all the people, asking the Lord to support and comfort them in their hardship. As a token of consolation, the Holy Father sends a special apostolic blessing to all persons touched by this tragedy”.
The crude oil freight train derailed and blew up in the small town of Lac-Megantic early Saturday morning killing least 13 people. The death toll is expected to increase .
Source: Sedoc


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