A bus packed with Vietnamese Catholic pilgrims on its way to Missouri crashed yesterday. The death toll has risen to 16.
The pilgrims were on their way to the Marian Days celebration, which has been held annually in Missouri since 1978, and draws tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics annually. Here is a 2007 NPR story about the event.
Please pray for the victims of the crash and their families. Kyrie eleison. Requiescant in pace.