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Catholic Leaders Offer Prayers After Mexico Truck Crash Kills at Least 54

Alfredo PachecoMexican national guard officers work in the area after a traffic accident that killed migrants from Central America on December 9, 2021 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. A truck accident leaves at least 49 people dead and dozens injured according to authorities. Most of the victims are believed to be migrants from Central American who were travelling on a truck that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge.

In a telegram sent Dec. 10, the Holy Father said that he prays for the eternal rest of the deceased and expressed his deep sorrow to the families of the victims.