Mass Funerals For Miners Killed in Turkey, Pope Urges Prayers

Turkey-mines-HEAD-smIn Turkey, there were mass funerals for the hundreds of coal miners killed this week (May 13) in a horrific explosion. It is the worst mining disaster in the country’s history. Protests broke out in several Turkish cities blaming the government for poor safety conditions that led to the accident. At the Vatican, Pope Francis urged prayers for the victims and their families.