Pope mourns with families of Germanwings crash victims

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March 25, 2015

Germanwings wreckage and debris lie on French Alps slopes

Wreckage and debris lie on the slopes of the French Alps March 24 after the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320. (CNS photo/Thomas Koehler, EPA)

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.

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