Irish Cardinal calls for prayers after Polish road tragedy

Following reports that at least 13 people from Poland were killed in a road traffic accident yesterday, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, said: "I express my deepest sympathies to Polish people who have suffered the loss of 13 compatriots and a further 19 who were severely injured in a road traffic accident near Berlin.

"The loss of life is profoundly upsetting. I ask the faithful to unite in prayer for those who have died and for their loved ones. At this time I encourage everyone, through prayer and friendship, to express solidarity with our Polish community here in Ireland."