Pope sends sympathy to Israel, will pray for Meron victims

In Rome, during his Sunday homily, Pope Francis says: “With sadness I express my closeness to the people of Israel [for the Meron disaster].”

Francis says he will remember the 45 victims and their families in his prayers.

Pope Francis delivers his blessing from his studio’s window overlooking Saint Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, during the Sunday Angelus prayer on May 2, 2021. (Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)
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