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Pope prays for victims of flooding in Peru

Torrential rains in Peru have caused widespread devastation, and left more than 70 people dead. On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the flooding, and for those involved in relief efforts. - REUTERS

Torrential rains in Peru have caused widespread devastation, and left more than 70 people dead. On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the flooding, and for those involved in relief efforts. - REUTERS

19/03/2017 12:22

(Vatican Radio) At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis assured the people of Peru of his closeness to them, at a time when their country has been struck by “devastating floods.”

Since the beginning of the year more than seventy people have died as a result of intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides, and flooding, the worst the nation has seen in more than two decades. More than half of Peru has been affected by the severe weather.

“I pray for the victims” of the flooding, the Holy Father said, “and for those who are committed to providing relief.”

19/03/2017 12:22