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Rescuers dig for victims after Ecuador quake kills 235

Rescuers dig for victims after Ecuador quake kills 235

Apr 17, – The quake reduced buildings to rubble, toppled power lines and sent terrified residents running from their homes when it struck the Pacific coast Saturday in a zone popular with tourists. Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out people trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude […]

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Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Pope prays for 12 nuns abducted in Syria by rebels

Dec 04, – Francis didn’t call for their release but appealed for prayers from the crowd at the end of his general audience in St. Peter’s Square. “I invite everyone to pray for the sisters of the Greek Orthodox monastery of Santa Takla in Maaloula, Syria, who were taken by force by armed men two […]

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Pope calls Pakistan church attack act of hate, war

Pope calls Pakistan church attack act of hate, war

Sep 22, – Pope Francis has led several thousand people in a special prayer for the victims of the church attack in Pakistan. Francis was wrapping up a daylong visit to Sardinia on Sunday when he took the microphone and told throngs of young people about the scale of the attack in Peshawar. He said […]

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