Vatican City, Dec 12, 2021 / 04:47 am
Pope Francis expressed his closeness on Sunday to the victims of tornadoes that struck at least six U.S. states, killing scores of people.
Speaking after his Angelus address on Dec. 12, he referred to the tornadoes that left a wake of destruction in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee late Friday and early Saturday.
“I also pray for the victims of the tornado that hit Kentucky and other areas of the United States of America,” he said.
The pope was speaking after two U.S. archbishops offered their condolences following the tornado outbreak that killed at least 70 people in Kentucky alone.