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Thursday, August 21, 2014
President of Argentina Cristina offers Pope Condolences over death of Family
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner with Pope Francis 17 March 2014
(Vatican Radio) Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has expressed condolences to Pope Francis for the tragic accident which claimed the lives of three of the Holy Father’s family members in Argentina. The Vatican Press Office said President de Kirchner called the Pope Wednesday to convey her personal sorrow and that of the Argentinian people for the pontiff’s tragic loss.
One of Pope Francis’ 16 nephews and nieces was involved in a traffic accident which claimed the life of his nephew’s wife and two infant children. The nephew remains in critical condition.