Pope offers prayers after Indian train disaster

POPE Francis today voiced immense sadness at this week’s train disaster in India, which killed at least 288 people and injured over 900, and offered his prayers and condolences. 

The pontiff said he was “deeply saddened” by the “immense loss of life” caused by yesterday’s three-train collision in Odisha state, India’s deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years.