Pope sends condolences after French WYD pilgrim dies in crash

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis joined French World Youth Day pilgrims in mourning the death of 21-year-old Sophie Moriniere, a member of a Paris WYD group, who was killed July 17 in a road accident in French Guiana.

“With all his heart, Pope Francis shares the pain of her family, the group leaders and organizers,” said a message signed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, and posted on the Paris archdiocesan website.

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