Skip to comments.Three of Pope Francis' Family Members Die in Argentina Car Crash
Posted on 08/19/2014 8:49:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
ROME - Pope Francis was grieving the loss of three family members on Tuesday following a traffic accident in Argentina. A Vatican spokesman confirmed to NBC News that the pope's niece and two great-nephews had died. Father Federico Lombardi said "the pope has been informed and he is painfully sorry," adding that the pontiff had asked for prayers.
Police in Cordoba told NBC News that a call came in just after midnight about an accident involving a cargo truck and a Chevy Spin. The Chevy driver - Francis' 35-year-old nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio - was in intensive care in an induced coma after suffering a variety of injuries including liver trauma and a fractured femur, according to police. Bergoglio's wife, 36-year-old Carmona Valeria, and their eight-month-old son Jose died at the scene. Bergoglio's two-year-old, Antonio, later died at the hospital, police added.
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Very sorry for your loss, Pope Francis. May the Lord our God welcome them home.
Prayers for the whole family.
That’s awful. My condolences to him.
Very sorry to hear of this tragedy.
Very sad for the Pope.
Chevy Spin? really?