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Papal almoner to visit Ischia on Immaculate Conception Thurs

Cardinal Krajewski to comfort families of 12 landslide victims

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 7 - The Papal almoner, Polish Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, is to visit Ischia on Thursday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, in order to voice solidarity with the victims of a landslide that killed 12 people on the Bay of Naples island on November 26, the Vatican said Wednesday.
    It said that "on the day the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis had decided to send his Almoner tomorrow to Ischia, in the municipality of Casamicciola Terme, harshly and dramatically hit by the flood of last 26 November.
    "In the days in which we celebrate the funerals of the 12 victims Pope Francis wishes that those affected by this mourning feel his closeness also through his envoy.
    "To each of the family members, moreover, he has destined a rosary wreath blessed by Him, so that they may feel the comfort of His prayer and entrust themselves with hope to the Virgin Mother," a note explained. (ANSA).


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