Pope Francis Expresses 'Deep Sympathy' for Those Affected by Germanwings Crash

March 25, 2015 2:35 PM

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In a statement released Tuesday, Pope Francis said he is praying for peace for the victims of Tuesday's deadly Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps and "expresses his deep sympathy" for those affected by the tragedy.

"Having learned of the tragic plane crash in the region of Digne, which caused many casualties, including many children, His Holiness Pope Francis joins in the grief of the families, expressing his closeness to them in sorrow," the statement says.

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