Pope Francis on July 22, 2018, offered his prayers for the many deaths in recent weeks resulting from shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants in the Mediterranean. His comments came after praying the noonday Angelus with the pilgrims.
“Tragic news has arrived in these last weeks of shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants in the waters of the Mediterranean,” the Holy Father said. “I express my grief, in face of such tragedies, and I assure my remembrance in prayer for the deceased and their families. I make a heartfelt appeal to the international community to act with determination and promptness, to avoid similar

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