Pope Francis prays for monsoon victims in India

Posted August 12, 2019 12:07 pm by Editor

Pope Francis prays for monsoon victims in India

Vatican City, Aug 12, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis offered prayers and condolences Monday for the victims of monsoon flooding in southern India that has left more than 150 people dead.

“Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life in the monsoons of recent days in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat … His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and injured,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin wrote in a telegram on the pope’s behalf Aug.12.

According to local government reports, 152 people are confirmed dead and another 17 missing in India after days

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