So, the death toll after the Italian earthquake is well over 1000. I saw this in one news article:
In a letter to the archbishop of L’Aquila, the Vatican secretary of state, Tarcisio Bertone, wrote that Pope Benedict XVI was praying “for the victims, in particular for children.”
Isn't that nice, though? Excuse my cynicism, but there's somebody who's got power to do some real good, and he issues an edict that he's praying. Thank you very much.