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Pope Francis prays for the victims of the Chinese ferry disaster

(-VIDEO ONLY-) Pope Francis prayed for the victims and unaccounted-for from a Chinese ferry disaster on the Yangtze river. More than 400 people remain missing after a ferry capsized in Chinaâ??s largest river.

The Pope said "I express my closeness to the people of China in this difficult moment caused by a ferry disaster on the Yangtze River. I pray for the victims, for their families, and for those participating in rescue efforts. To all of you and your loved ones I ask for abundant blessings of peace and joy in Christ. God bless you.�