Pope Francis on Tuesday made an emotionally charged visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August 24 earthquake, praying silently amid the ruins and urging survivors to have faith in the future. In keeping with his desire to make a relatively low-key visit to an area where nearly 300 people died, the 79-year-old pontiff's trip to the shattered town of Amatrice and the devastated nearby hamlets of Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto was only announced to the media after he had arrived.
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AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers believe they have located more bodies in the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people.
Amid the aftermath of Italy’s devastating earthquake, a miracle was found in the rubble — an 8-year-old girl pulled alive from the ruins.
Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to the site of the devastating August earthquake in central Italy.