Horrific news for Pope Francis this morning. CNN with details:
Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed early Tuesday in a car crash in the pontiff's homeland of Argentina, police said.
The pontiff's nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was critically injured in the crash on a highway in Cordoba, said Carina Ferreyra, a Cordoba police spokeswoman.
Emanuel Bergoglio, 35, was taken to a hospital in Cordoba, where he was in critical condition Tuesday morning, Ferreyra said.
Pope Francis was "deeply hurt" by news of the crash, a Vatican spokesman said.
"The Pope has been informed of the tragic accident that took place in Argentina involving some of his family members," said the spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi. "He is deeply hurt.
"He asks to all of those who participate in his sorrow to be with him in prayers."
Terribly tragic... God rest those who've passed and welcome them into His arms.
God comfort loved ones left behind and the Pope himself and wrap His arms around them each.