Rionegro, Colombia, Nov 29, 2016 / 12:04 pm
A wave of solidarity and calls for prayer have inundated social networks and the media following Monday's crash in Colombia of a plane carrying 81 people, including Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team.
Only six persons reportedly survived the Nov. 28 accident.
The plane's pilot reported electrical failures as it approached Medellin around 10:15 pm on Monday. It crashed moments later in a mountainous area near La Union, less than 20 miles south of Rionegro.
Pope Francis sent a message to Bishop Fidel Leon Cadavid Marin of Sonson-Rionegro Nov. 29 through the Vatican Secretariat of State.