Rome Newsroom, May 24, 2021 / 06:00 am
Fourteen people died in a cable car crash in northern Italy Sunday after the cable carrying the passengers up a mountain near Lake Maggiore suddenly snapped.
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference, expressed the “closeness of the entire Church in Italy” in praying for the victims and their families.
He said that the crash is a tragedy “that deeply touches the hearts of all” especially because the accident involved families that were on vacation.
Bishop Franco Giulio Brambilla of Novara, a diocese in Piedmont where the crash occurred, offered prayers for the victims and asked that the Holy Spirit give comfort to the families in mourning.