Pope urges support for flood-hit Pakistan
L’AQUILA, ITALY: Pope Francis on Sunday referred to as on the worldwide group to assist Pakistan, the place lethal floods have killed greater than 1,000 folks.
The Argentine pontiff appealed for “immediate and beneficiant worldwide solidarity”, and mentioned he was praying for the victims.
His feedback got here as he visited the town of L’Aquila in central Italy, which was hit by an earthquake that killed greater than 300 folks in 2009.
The 85-year-old pope praised the folks of L’Aquila’s “resilience” and “dignity”.
Pope Francis, who used a wheelchair in the course of the go to, was on account of return to the Vatican early this afternoon.
He’ll chair a gathering with cardinals from around the globe on Monday and Tuesday, the place they are going to focus on the way forward for the Catholic Church.