A Vatican spokesman confirms that three of Francis’ relatives, a niece and two great-nephews, died in a car accident in Argentina. Francis’ nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, remains in intensive care in an induced coma. He is seriously injured with liver trauma, a fractured femur and other injuries. His wife, Carmona Valeria, and their eight-month-old son Jose die at the scene. His other son, Antonio, dies later at the hospital. Father Federico Lombardi:
The pope has been informed and he is painfully sorry.
Francis is asking for prayers.