Rome, Italy, Dec 29, 2014 / 11:07 am
In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis promised his prayers for families affected by the disappearance of an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people.
The Pope said his "thoughts are with those on board this missing AirAsia plane" as well as families and loved ones undergoing "these difficult situations with apprehension and suffering."
Pope Francis also prayed for rescue workers involved in the tragedy.
AirAsia Flight 8501 went missing Sunday morning during a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. The jet was carrying 162 people - including 16 children and one infant.