Prayers for Pope Francis’ family

I recommend prayers for the Holy Father and members of his family.  Some of the Holy Father’s relatives were killed in an auto accident in Argentina.

According to police reports, the car was being driven by the pope’s nephew, 38-year-old Emanuel Bergoglio, when it slammed into the back of a truck at 12:30 a.m.  The family had been returning from a holiday weekend when the accident occurred.  Killed in the crash were the wife and two children, two-year-old Antonio and eight-month-old Jose Bergoglio.  The pope’s nephew remains hospitalized in serious condition.

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  1. Siculum says:

    Awful. Can’t imagine. I hadn’t heard about this elsewhere.

  2. Supertradmum says:

    Offering up the sufferings of this day for him and his family, especially illness and asthma.

  3. Suburbanbanshee says:

    A whole little family, dead just like that. God be good to them!

    Lord, please comfort the Bergoglios, and please keep the Pope strong.

  4. Suburbanbanshee says:

    La Razon in Argentina says that Mr. Bergoglio is in Hospital Pasteur de Villa María. Broken right humerus, messed up chest, and messed up kidneys and spleen. He’s going to need surgery. They said he’d been unconscious since the accident.

  5. Random Friar says:

    How terrible! Requiescant in pace!

  6. David Zampino says:

    Prayers ascending for the whole situation.

  7. marcelus says:

    Pope’s nephew, Emanuel is under induced comma, he has undergone surgery and Doctors say they’ll know in 48 hs what the next step will be. Last I heard, he is not aware of his family loss. His sister in law, twin to the deceased wife, who happens to be a nun, flew with the remains of the family back to Buenos Aires where a Mass and funeral services shall be held for the family. Both 39 yo Dr. Bergoglio (a psiquatrist who worked for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan police) and his wife, who workerd for the same institution, had been visiting family in the province of Cordoba.

  8. acardnal says:

    CNS VIDEO: Pope comments on death of his relatives in a car accident at his Wednesday (August 20) audience.

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