Three Relatives of Pope Francis Die in Crash

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Aug. 19 2014 11:40 AM

Three Relatives of Pope Francis Die in Car Crash

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The wife and children of Pope Francis' nephew have died.

Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed when a car driven by the pope's nephew crashed into a truck near Cordoba, Argentina, early Tuesday morning.

From USA Today:

The car driven by Horacio Bergoglio Emanuel, 38, rammed the back of the truck moving in the same direction on a mountain road near the town of James Craik shortly after midnight, the newspaper Clarin reports.
Killed were Emanuel's wife, Valeria Carmona, 38; and their two children, 8 months and 2 years. Emanuel was hospitalized in serious condition.
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A Vatican spokesman told NBC that the pope had been informed and has "asked for prayers." Pope Francis is currently in Rome where he returned on Monday following a trip to South Korea.

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