Pope Francis Surprises Survivors In Italian Earthquake Sites

October 4, 2016 9:47 PM

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Pope Francis Surprises Survivors In Italian Earthquake Sites

Pope Francis prays in front of rubble of the quake-struck town of Amatrice, Italy. Francis made a surprise visit Tuesday to the quake zone in central Italy, saying that he wanted "to be close to the people."

Pope Francis has made good on a promise to go to the central Italian region hardest hit by the devastating earthquake that struck in August. He arrived Tuesday without warning to console survivors and urge them to press forward.

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