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Judi Lynn

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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 07:55 PM Jun 2019

Pope expresses sadness over image of drowned father, child [View all]

Source: Associated Press


Trisha Thomas, Associated Press Updated 7:58 am CDT, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed sadness over the fate of the father and young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to cross into the United States.

"The pope is profoundly saddened by their death, and is praying for them and for all migrants who have lost their lives while seeking to flee war and misery," he said.

Photographs, which have been widely published around the world, show the bodies of a father and his 23-month-old daughter face down along the banks of the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico, across the river from Brownsville, Texas.

Earlier, in off-the-cuff comments during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square, the pontiff complimented the people of Mexico for being "so welcoming to migrants. God bless you." A group of Mexicans attending the audience cheered and waved a Mexican flag in response.


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Pope-expresses-sadness-over-image-of-drowned-14050544.php

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is he going to do anything about it ? JI7 Jun 2019 #1
No. mahannah Jun 2019 #2
This was "thoughts and prayers." Igel Jun 2019 #3
there actually is a lot more he could do JI7 Jun 2019 #4
+1000 LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jun 2019 #7
Thoughts and Prayers are all he can do Drahthaardogs Jul 2019 #18
What can he do? Polybius Jun 2019 #6
A call to action for all Catholics to stand against the inhumane treatment of people, gtar100 Jun 2019 #9
yes - call it evil, call it anti-christian etc Locrian Jun 2019 #11
He's already done that Drahthaardogs Jul 2019 #19
They'll get to it right after they do something about the widespread sexual abuse of children inwiththenew Jun 2019 #8
Does he have any authority over the US government? IronLionZion Jun 2019 #13
I can vouch for that NickB79 Jul 2019 #17
Probably about as much as we will. LanternWaste Jun 2019 #15
More Tots and Pears SCVDem Jun 2019 #5
Make a sad face and shrug, "Oh well." Grokenstein Jun 2019 #10
How about a blanket excommunication for every Catholic Trump supporter? Aristus Jun 2019 #12
Your American bishops and priests supported Trump, Francis 47of74 Jun 2019 #14
I have been working for years with both Network (Nuns on a Bus) lapucelle Jul 2019 #16
Thank you! Kid Berwyn Jul 2019 #21
How about the thousands who have drowned trying to get to Italy, he comment on them also? nt EX500rider Jul 2019 #20
Actually, yes. Kid Berwyn Jul 2019 #22
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