Pope Francis Blesses Mercy Bus For Lent 2016
Fr Frankie Mulgrew Mercy Bus Driver

The double-decker bus will tour Greater Manchester and Lancashire and have priests available to hear Confession Pope Francis has given his blessing to the Diocese of Salford’s Mercy Bus, which will soon be touring parts of Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The double-decker bus will have priests available to hear Confession, or just to talk and listen to people. It will also have live music and volunteers distributing leaflets to passers-by and inviting them on board. The bus is a response to Pope Francis’s announcement of the jubilee year last March. The Year of Mercy, which began on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, celebrates the mercy of God and forgiveness of sins. Catholic Herald Read More>>>>>

Will keep track of the bus deaths that occur during Lent after Pope Francis blesses the Mercy Bus. Ash Wednesday was on 10 February 2016:

10 FEBRUARY 2016

A crash involving a school bus in eastern France has left two children dead, according to reports. The crash occurred at 7.40am on Wednesday in Montflovin in the Doubs département of eastern France. There were reportedly 33 children on board the bus, two of whom were killed and at least four of whom sustained minor injuries.   Both pupils who died were 15 years old, reported L'Est Republican newspaper. The Local Read More>>>>>>

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Six pupils were killed in the second fatal school bus crash in France in just two days, after a truck's side panel sliced through the side of the vehicle. The deadly accident occurred in the Charente-Maritime département in western France. The school bus, which was carrying 17 people, hit a truck carrying rubble around 7.15am near the fire station in the town Rochefort. Six pupils were killed and two were left seriously injured, and were rushed to emergency care. Another nine sustained minor injuries. The Local Read More>>>>>>

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Tragedy on Bus 402, Six Killed in Truck Collision
Klal Yisrael was plunged into shock and grief on Sunday evening as news of a horrific highway accident with multiple deaths and injuries, including several children, suddenly filled the headlines. Six people were killed and another ten others injured on early Sunday evening when an Egged “mehadrin” bus en route from Yerushalayim to Bnei Brak collided with a truck parked in its path, according to initial reports Hamodia Read More>>>>

17 FEBRUARY 2016

The number of people killed when a bus crashed into a truck in northern Ghana has risen to 71, medical officials say. The Metro Mass Transit coach reportedly collided head-on with a cargo truck carrying tomatoes near the town of Kintampo on Wednesday evening. Regional police chief Maxwell Atingane told Reuters news agency that many passengers died at the scene. He said police were investigating the cause of the crash, believed to be one of the worst in many years. BBC Read More>>>>

Whitsundays bus crash kills one, leaves several seriously injured
FRIENDS are mourning the death of Casey Stinson, 19, who was killed in a horrific bus crash in the Whitsundays on Tuesday. Three other people remain in a critical condition and six others are in hospital after the bus crashed and rolled about 1pm. News.com Read More>>>>>

2 killed, 27 hurt in school bus crash
Kimberley - Two people, including a 17-year-old pupil from Hoërskool Landboudal in Jacobsdal, were killed and 27 others injured when a school bus, transporting pupils to a sporting event in Kimberley, was involved in an accident Tuesday afternoon.  The Grade 11 pupils, Nico Grobler, who was travelling in the school bus, was killed on impact. iol Read More>>>>


Bus leaving Chicago burns......

The Day My Megabus Caught Fire 
Yesterday was my first time taking Megabus, a discount intercity bus service that began in 2006 and quickly gained notoriety for advertising fares as low as $1 each way. Yesterday was also the first time I had to evacuate a bus as it was catching fire. I was just closing my eyes when we pulled over to the side of the interstate 50 minutes into the trip from Chicago to Milwaukee. I hadn’t noticed that there was a problem, but others, like a fellow passenger, Lauren Wurdinger, said they smelled the burning coming from the bus almost immediately. The driver got out, re-entered the bus a few minutes later, and we drove on. Minutes later, we stopped again and the driver exited again; we eventually continued. Finally, he announced on the intercom that we were turning around because we had to “switch buses.” NYT Read More>>>>>

..............Jesus Just Left Chicago..........