The Bergoglio's Family
Cordoba, Argentina - A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis extended family including his 8-month-old, 2-year-old grand-nephews and their mother Valeria Carmona.
A truck struck a car driven by the Pope's nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio 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, age 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.
"Pope Francis is deeply hurt by news of the crash," a Vatican spokesman said Tuesday.
"The Pope has been informed of the tragic accident that took place in Argentina involving some of his family members," the Rev. Federico Lombardi said. "He is deeply hurt. He asks to all of those who participate in his sorrow to be with him in prayers."
Let us pray for Emanuel, the deceased members of his family and all those suffering from loss because of accidents. May God send healing to their families and eternal rest to all those who have died today.
"Hail Mary full of grace, blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen"
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