VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the earthquake that killed 35 and injured 100 in Iran and Pakistan.
“I raise a prayer to God for the victims and for all those who are in pain, and I wish to express my closeness to the Iranian and Pakistani people,” he said during his April 17 general audience at the Vatican.
“I learned with sadness of the violent earthquake that struck the peoples of Iran and Pakistan, bringing death, suffering and destruction,” he said.
The earthquake hit the border of Iran and Pakistan on April 16 at 3:44pm local time.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused 35 deaths in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, and around 150 have been found...READ MORE