Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pope Francis Relatives Killed in Car Crash

Oh no!
CNN) -- A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, police said.
A car driven by the pope's nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio struck a truck on a highway in Cordoba at about 12:30 a.m., Cordoba police spokeswoman Carina Ferreyra said.
Emanuel Bergoglio's sons -- Jose Bergoglio, 8 months, and Antonio Bergoglio, 2 -- and his wife and the boys' mother, Valeria Carmona, 36, died, police said.
Emanuel Bergoglio was taken to a hospital in Cordoba, where he was in critical condition Tuesday morning, Ferreyra said.

It's so weird to think of the pope as having family. The last two popes didn't have much.  Pope John Paul lost his family early in his life, and Pope Benedict's brother was a priest and I don't believe his sister married, and she died.


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