VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis prays for the victims of a strong earthquake in southern Mexico.
Francis spoke of the cuff during his weekly general audience on Wednesday to express his solidarity with Mexico. In his mother tongue Spanish, Francis said: “Yesterday, a violent earthquake struck southern Mexico, causing casualties, injuries, and enormous damage. Let’s pray for them. May the help of God and our brothers give them strength and support. Brothers and sisters, I am very close to you. “
At least six people were killed in the 7.4 magnitude quake near the southern Mexican resort of Huatulco.
The Argentine Pope visited Mexico in 2016, the second largest Catholic country in the world.