Pope Francis has called for prayers and support for the many victims of Cyclone Idai, which has caused widespread destruction and flooding in the southeast African nations of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
Speaking at the Wednesday General Audience held in St. Peter’s Square, the Pontiff said:
In recent days, great floods have sowed mourning and devastation in various areas of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. I express my pain and closeness to those dear people.
I entrust the many victims and their families to the mercy of God, and I implore comfort and support for those affected by this calamity.
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