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Pope Francis Offers Condolences After Spanish Fishing Boat Sinks Off Canada, Leaving at Least 10 Dead

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered his “heartfelt condolences” on Friday after a Spanish fishing boat sank off the coast of Canada, leaving at least 10 people dead.

AFP reported on Feb. 16 that 10 of the 24 crew members were confirmed dead, three rescued

The Pope sent a telegram of condolence on Feb. 18 after the Villa de Pitanxo, a boat from Spain’s northwestern Galicia region, went down on Feb. 15 in rough seas 280 miles from the Newfoundland coast.


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