Pope Francis Loses Three Relatives to Deadly Automobile Accident

Pope Francis Loses Three Relatives to Deadly Automobile Accident

In Argentina, three relatives of Pope Francis were killed in a deadly automobile accident and a fourth was listed as being in critical condition on Tuesday. The car crash happened on a county highway in the country, stated both local police and also the Vatican.

The small vehicle was being driven by one of the pope’s nephews and also inside was the man’s spouse and their two children. The car smashed into the back of another automobile, explained the Superintendent of Highway Police, Jorge Raineri. The accident ended up killing the wife, age 36, and children. The oldest was 2 years of age and the infant was eight months.

Emanuel Bergoglio, age 38, is a son of one of Pope Francis’ brothers. He was rushed to the hospital where it was found he had extensive injuries. Ignacio Bruno, who works as a junior director of the hospital where Bergoglio was taken, explained that Bergoglio’s condition was extremely unstable and serious.

The nephew’s spouse, Valeria Carmona, and both children, Antonio and Jose, were declared dead before they ever got to the hospital, added Bruno.

The vehicle accident happened between the cities of Cordoba and Rosario. It has been allegedly reported that the family was returning to Buenos Aires after being on holiday. The driver of the truck did not receive any injuries.

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi explained that the pope was told about the tragic automobile accident and is deeply pained. Lombardi added that Pope Francis asked all who shared in his grief to join with him in prayer.

Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed in a car accident while the pope’s nephew was listed as being in critical condition. The automobile crash transpired on a county highway in Argentina, stated both local police and also the Vatican.

The small vehicle was being driven by one of Pope Francis’ nephews and also inside was the man’s spouse and their two children. The car smashed into the back of another automobile, explained the Superintendent of Highway Police, Jorge Raineri. The accident ended up killing the wife, age 36, and children. The oldest was 2 years of age and the infant was eight months.

Emanuel Bergoglio, age 38, is a son of one of Pope Francis’ brothers. He was rushed to the hospital where it was found he had extensive injuries. Ignacio Bruno, who works as a junior director of the hospital where Bergoglio was taken, explained that Bergoglio’s condition was extremely unstable and serious.

The nephew’s spouse, Valeria Carmona, and both children, Antonio and Jose, all three were declared dead before they ever got to the hospital, added Bruno.

The vehicle accident happened between the cities of Cordoba and Rosario. It has been allegedly reported that the family was returning to Buenos Aires after being on holiday. The driver of the truck did not receive any injuries.

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi stated that Pope Francis had been informed about the terrible accident and the pope was in much mental anguish. Lombardi said that the pope was asking everyone who shared in his grief to link with him in prayer.

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

NBC News

FOX News

The National Post

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