Pope Francis Loses 3 Family Members In Car Accident

Pope Francis was grieving the loss of three family members on Tuesday following a traffic accident in Argentina. According to a Vatican spokesman who confirmed the accident, 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. Cordoba police told 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. The news came a day after the 77-year-old pope suggest he could one day follow in Benedict XVI’s footsteps and resign the papacy and joked that he might die soon . When asked about his immense popularity on Monday, Francis replied: “This will last a short time, two or three years, and then to the house of the Father.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s