Pope Visits Quake-Struck Central Italy
Pontiff's visit comes as 65,000 remain homeless
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2009 5:36 AM CDT
Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his audience with Roman Catholic religion teachers at the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, April 25, 2009.   (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
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(Newser) – Pope Benedict has arrived in central Italy to visit survivors of the earthquake that killed nearly 300 people earlier this month and left 65,000 homeless, reports the BBC. The pontiff began his visit with greetings to victims in a village where all the buildings have become uninhabitable; later today, he will visit a dormitory where several students were killed.