Pope Francis prays for Portugal forest fire victims
Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal.
The forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday.
The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande, 200 km Northeast of Lisbon, amid an intense heat wave and rain less thunderstorms. Police said a lightning striking a tree probably caused the fire.