Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pope Francis blesses image of children killed in Maryland fire

This one made the news about a week or two ago.    Many of us probably remember the story about the terrible fire and the lives it took, esp. the children. 


 After reading a letter while visiting Rome’s North American Seminary detailing the death of two young girls in a house fire, Pope Francis blessed their picture and a small statue to be given to their parents. 

 “The Holy Father read the story about what happened and he was very moved by it. He prayed for the family and for the girls, and in fact he even put his hand on their picture as a sign of his affection for them,” Father Aaron Qureshi told CNA  May 2. 

 Fr. Qureshi was ordained a priest for the archdiocese of Washington D.C. after studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He is the one who wrote the letter at the request of a friend who is close to the family of the deceased.

For more: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-blesses-image-of-children-killed-in-maryland-fire-21770/

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