Pope calls for assistance for Nepal quake victims, rallies prayers in St. Peter's Square

April 26, 2015 10:29 AM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas.

Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. He said he was praying for the victims, the injured and "all those who are suffering from this calamity," and asked that they have the "support and fraternal solidarity" they need.

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