Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 8, 2017 / 10:42 am
Following Mass during his five-day trip to Colombia, Pope Francis on Friday offered prayers for those affected by a major earthquake in Mexico the previous night.
At the end of the Mass, Pope Francis expressed his "spiritual closeness to all who suffer the consequences of the earthquake that struck Mexico last night, causing death and substantial material damage."
"My prayers for those who have lost their lives and also for their families," he added.
Late Thursday night, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico, killing at least 30 people.