Icy temperatures across Europe claim at least 20 lives
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ appeal on Sunday for care of the homeless comes as icy temperatures and blizzards across Europe have left at least 20 people dead, with the situation especially critical in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
From Budapest, regional correspondent Stefan Bos reports on the worst of the winter weather.
Russia experienced its coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years as night temperatures dropped to minus 30 Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit). The Christmas celebrations in Russia and elsewhere in the region were overshadowed by reports that the ice spell is claiming lives especially in former Soviet satellite states such as