28 July 2019 | Angelus


Saint Peter's Square

After the Angelus
Dear brothers and sisters,
I was saddened to learn of the tragic shipwreck that happened in recent days in the
Mediterranean, in which dozens of migrants, including women and children, lost their
lives. I reiterate my heartfelt appeal for the international community to act swiftly
and decisively, to prevent any further repetition of such tragedies and to guarantee
the safety and dignity of all our sisters and brothers. Please pray with me for the
victims and their families. And also to ask from the heart: “Father, why?” [a minute’s
silence follows]