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Kid Berwyn

(14,825 posts)
22. Actually, yes.
Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:38 PM
Jul 2019
Pope Francis expresses sorrow after 170 feared dead in Mediterranean

Pontiff asks St Peter’s Square to pray for the drowned victims and those responsible


AP, Jan. 20, 2019

Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the 170 people feared drowned in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea.

The UN refugee agency has said 117 died or were missing after a smuggler’s dinghy sank off Libya on 18 January and that 53 others died when another boat capsized in the western Mediterranean a few days earlier.

Speaking in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday, Francis said those who drowned had looked for better lives and were “victims, perhaps, of human traffickers”.

The pope said: “Let us pray for them and for those who have the responsibility for what happened.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/20/pope-francis-expresses-sorrow-after-170-feared-dead-in-mediterranean
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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