Pope expresses 'solidarity' with flood, quake victims
"My thoughts at this moment are with the Asian populations, especially those in the
Floods in the
The pontiff also spoke of people "in the northwest of
Hundreds of villages were flattened by twin earthquakes on Saturday killing at least 227 and leaving 1,380 injured.
"These events have claimed numerous victims and injured many, led to thousands being displaced and caused serious damage," the pope said.
"Our brothers have our solidarity and our support," he said, calling on those gathered for the Angelus to pray for the victims and those affected by the disasters.