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ROME — The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis is sending 100,000 euros in relief aid to victims of a devastating earthquake that struck Albania this week.
The powerful earthquake struck the northern coast of Albania, with its epicenter near the city of Durazzo, leaving behind dozens of dead and at least 600 people injured, while many more are still under the rubble. The seism, which registered 6.4 on the Richter scale and was felt in throughout Albania and along the Adriatic coast, caused enormous damage, including numerous collapsed buildings and hundreds of homeless people.
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The Vatican said that Pope Francis “has decided to send an initial contribution of 100,000 euros to the relief of the population in this immediate emergency phase” through the Department for Integral Human Development. The money will be channeled through the Catholic dioceses involved in the earthquake in relief and assistance works,...
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