Pope’s Condolences for Victims of Accident in Chiapas

It has Caused the Death of More than 50 Migrants and Numerous Injuries

Condolences Chiapas
Accident in Chiapas © Vatican Media
Pope Francis has expressed his condolences and regret at the painful news of the traffic accident that occurred in Chiapas (Mexico) that has caused the death of more than 50 migrants and numerous injuries.
The Holy Father has sent today, December 10, 2021, a telegram signed by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the Archbishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico), Monsignor Fabio Martínez Castilla, as reported by the Vatican Press Office.

Francisco said he was “deeply sorry” to learn the painful news of the traffic accident that occurred in Chiapas, which has caused the death of 50 migrants and numerous injuries. In this way, the Holy Father offers suffrages for the eternal rest of the deceased. Likewise, the Pontiff expressed his deep sorrow to the families of the victims, together with his heartfelt expressions of closeness and consolation, of lively solicitude and desire for the prompt recovery of the wounded, while, in these moments of pain, he imparts to them “from the heart the comforting apostolic blessing, as a press of hope in the risen Christ ”.

The facts

According to Commerce, the desperate search to reach the United States unleashed a new tragedy on Thursday, 54 Central American migrants died when the truck in which they were traveling crowded in southern Mexico overturned.

Three other people were seriously injured, the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement, in which it announced that its human rights unit had taken over the investigation. The accident occurred on a highway in the state of Chiapas, the main access point for undocumented immigrants, when the trailer hit a wall, allegedly due to speeding.