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Pope Francis’ Relatives Killed in Car Crash – Report


Officials say the wife and two children of Pope Francis‘ nephew were killed in a car crash in Argentina.

BBC reports that the nephew Emanuel Bergoglio was seriously injured in the accident which occurred in the Cordoba area, north-east of the capital, Buenos Aires.

The spokesman for the Pope, Francesco Lombardi said that the pope is “profoundly saddened, and that all who share in his grief should unite with him in prayer”.

His nephew and family were reportedly retuning home from a break when their car collided with a lorry shortly before midnight.

Emanuel’s wife, Valeria Carmona was 39, while the two children were Jose, 2, and 8-month-old Antonio. They were all killed.


  1. onyi

    August 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    SAD!!!! My prayer is with you. May the Almighty grant the family the fortitude to bear this. Please Lord accept their souls and that of the little children. Amen!

  2. bruno

    August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    So sad RIP.

  3. anonymous

    August 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    May perpetual light shine upon them and may the souls of all the faithful departed rest in perfect peace

    • Opsy

      August 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm


  4. jenny

    August 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon their souls I pray that the peace of GOD may be upon the bereaved take heart my dear POPE FRANCIS Amen

  5. Zeeeeeeeeeep

    August 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    May their souls Rest in peace….

  6. @edDREAMZ

    August 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    May their souls R.I.P….. Sad news no doubt..

  7. Loulou

    August 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace

  8. Adaeze Writes

    August 19, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    May their souls rest in peace. Amen. Too sad!

  9. quex

    August 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    So sad,RiP

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