Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims

A man is rescued from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, Aug. 24. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) See POPE-AUDIENCE-ITALY-QUAKE Aug. 24, 2016.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.

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