Vatican City, Jun 3, 2017 / 08:06 am
On Saturday, Pope Francis met with 400 children from towns hit by earthquakes in central Italy, telling them that during times of tragedy and natural disasters, we must deepen our trust in the Lord, who helps us.
"What you have experienced is a bad thing because it is a calamity," Pope Francis told the children June 3.
"Is it true or not? It's a calamity. And calamities wound the soul. But the Lord helps us to recover."
The Pope met with the school-age children at the Vatican as part of the fifth edition of the "Children's Train" initiative, promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture's "Court of Gentiles" and Trenitalia, the Italian train company which sponsored the children's train ride from Rome's main station, Termini, to a station inside the Vatican.