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Pope prays for Mexican earthquake victims

People remove debris of a collapsed building looking for possible victims after a quake rattled Mexico City  - AFP

People remove debris of a collapsed building looking for possible victims after a quake rattled Mexico City - AFP

20/09/2017 11:21

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after the country was hit Tuesday by a powerful earthquake.

"Here among you (in St Peter’s Square), the Pope said, there are many Mexicans; the earthquake has caused casualties and material damage and in this moment of pain I express my closeness to the whole Mexican population ".

He continued, “I ask Almighty God to welcome all those who lost their lives", and he also remembered the rescue workers involved in helping those affected.

Finally, the Holy Father, invoked the Our Lady of Guadalupe, so dear to the Mexican nation. 

20/09/2017 11:21