Rome Newsroom, Nov 8, 2022 / 04:12 am
Pope Francis has sent a message to victims of a plane crash in Tanzania. He said he is praying for those who have died and their families.
The airline confirmed Nov. 7 that 19 people died after a commercial airplane crash-landed in Lake Victoria on its way to the town of Bukoba in north Tanzania on Sunday. Another 24 people have survived.
“Pope Francis sends condolences and offers the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this tragedy, especially the families of the victims,” a Vatican telegram said.
The message, sent Monday night, was signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.