News by emailDonate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Pope-Francis-Main_article_image.jpg
Pope Francis - Copyright AGF s.r.l./REX
World News

Three relatives of Pope killed in crash

An eight month old baby, a two year old toddler and their mum, Valeria Carmona, 39, died in the accident after their vehicle collided into the back of a lorry around 350 miles from the capital Buenos Aires.

The children have been named as Jose and Antonio Bergoglio.

Their father, Horacio Bergoglio, 35, who is the son of the Pope's brother, is in a critical condition after the accident at midnight local time.

He's thought to have multiple injuries although this has not been confirmed.

Police are at the scene of the crash in the central province of Cordoba when the family was traveling on a motorway.

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said: "The pope was informed about the tragic accident. He is deeply pained."

He added the Pope wants "all who share in his grief to unite with him in prayer".

Google Maps
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £5 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £5 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

Connect

Donate

Donate