Pope Francis on Sunday called on the international community to help Pakistan, where more than 1,000 people have died in deadly floods.

The Pope of Argentina called for “rapid and generous international solidarity” and said he was praying for the victims.

His comments came during a visit to the central Italian city of L’Aquila, which was hit by an earthquake in 2009 that killed more than 300 people.

The 85-year-old pope praised the “resilience” and “dignity” of L’Aquila’s people.

Pope Francis, who used a wheelchair during his visit, was due to return to the Vatican early this afternoon.

He will chair a conference of cardinals from around the world on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the future of the Catholic Church.

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