Pope prays for reporter, translator killed in GazaBy NICOLE WINFIELD, The Associated Press Aug. 13, 2014
Francis held his head in his hands and stood for a minute of silent prayer before more than 70 journalists traveling with him to South Korea aboard the papal plane.
He said "these are the consequences of war."
Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told Francis about the deaths of Simone Camilli and Ali Shehda Abu Afash, saying reporters take tremendous risks.
Francis, who came to the back of the plane to greet the press, was clearly moved.
He said: "I have to make a silent prayer for Simone Camilli, one of yours, who today left us in service. Let us pray in silence."
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