September 20, 2014
Francis asks to pray for his family
Pope Francis was informed about the tragic road accident a nephew of his and his family suffered in Argentina, asking for prayers for his relatives.
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said today the Argentine pontiff was notified about the crash that took place on Tuesday’s early morning in the province of Córdoba. According to Lombardi, the Argentine head of the Roman Catholic Church asked his collaborators to join him in his prayers for his beloved ones.
Pope’s nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio is 35 years old and is currently being treated for serious injuries he suffered in the accident.
His wife Valeria Carmona who was 36 years old and their two little children, José of 8 months and Antonio of 2, did not survive the impact.