March 25, 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of the 150 passengers and crew of a Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps March 24.
The Airbus A320 began to lose altitude shortly after taking off from Barcelona, Spain, for Dusseldorf, Germany. It crashed into a mountain about 50 minutes later, officials said. All of the passengers on Flight 9525 — including two babies and 16 German high school students — were presumed dead.