Angelus: Pope prays for Germanwings crash victims
(Vatican Radio) Following Mass for Palm Sunday in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis during the Angelus prayed for the victims of the Germanwings air crash on Tuesday which killed 150 people. The Holy Father entrusted them to Mary’s intercession including the group of German students who lost their lives.
The Pope also greeted the young people present for Diocesan World Youth Day urging them to continue on their path of pilgrimage which will, he said, eventually lead you to Krakow in 2016.
The theme for next year’s World Youth Day event is “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy”, which Pope Francis noted “fits in well” with upcoming Holy Year of Mercy which begins on December 8.
The Holy Father also prayed that Mary our Mother would help us to live with faith Holy Week.