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Pope Francis Leads Hail Mary for Victims of Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Daniel Ibanez/CNAPope Francis prayed for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria during his general audience on Feb. 8, 2023.

A series of large earthquakes in parts of Turkey and Syria in the early morning of Feb. 6 have created massive destruction and killed an estimated 9,600 people, according to the latest available estimates.