The Latest: Pope sends Mexico condolences over prison riot

February 12, 2016 10:35 PM

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Pope Francis has sent a message of condolences to the archbishop of Monterrey after 49 inmates died in a prison riot in the northern Mexican city.

Francis expresses profound sorrow over Thursday’s violence and asks that his message be relayed to the victims’ families. He also wishes those wounded in the melee a speedy recovery.

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