POPE FRANCIS DOOM NOVENA! Prays For 115 DEAD REFUGEES In Shipwreck NEXT DAY 57 DIE In Brazil Prison RIOT
28 JULY 2019Why? Why?
Pope Francis prays for victims of Mediterranean shipwreck
Pope Francis has once again called on the international community “to act with speed and decisiveness” to address the issue of migration. His appeal came during the Sunday Angelus, when he prayed for victims of a shipwreck in the Mediterranean earlier this week. Scores of migrants are feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants from Libya sank about 8 km from the coast of Libya on Wednesday. It is believed to be the worst shipwreck on the Mediterranean this year. Authorities said at least 115 are missing, while 134 were rescued. One body was recovered. According to the UN refugee people, a total of 164 people had already died on the route between Libya and Europe in the first four months of 2019. In his remarks on Sunday, Pope Francis called for action “to avoid a repetition of such tragedies, and to ensure the security and dignity of all.” He concluded his appeal by asking those present “to pray with me for the victims and for their families… and also, from the heart, to ask: ‘Father, Why?’” Source
29 JULY 2019
At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot
At least 57 inmates were killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. Fighting broke out in the Altamira Regional Recovery Center at around 7:00 am (1000 GMT), an official from the Para state government's penitentiary department told AFP. Two guards were taken hostage during the hours-long clashes, which were brought under control at around midday. The guards were eventually freed. Brazilian TV stations showed footage of thick black smoke rising from the prison compound and people sitting on the roof of a building. Other images showed flames inside a building that almost reached the ceiling and people, apparently prisoners, sitting on the ground outside. "It is likely that many detainees died from asphyxiation (from smoke)," the government official said. Source