ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 26, 2023 / 12:15 pm
Pope Francis and leaders of the Church in Italy expressed their pain and sent their prayers for the eternal rest of at least 59 migrants who died in a shipwreck this Sunday off the southern coast of Italy.
The boat that was transporting them crashed into the rocks a few meters from the coast of the village of Steccato di Cutro in Calabria. Italian authorities continue to search with boats for dozens still missing at sea.
According to some witnesses, the ship carried about 250 people on board. Some 80 migrants have been rescued so far.