Two Dead, 13 Others Injured After Charter Bus Carrying Church Youth Group Crashes in Colorado

A three-day national youth conference for teenagers ended with at least two people dead and 13 others injured on Sunday when a charter bus carrying a group of 15 from New Mexico crashed in Pueblo, Colorado.

“It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that a group from New Mexico, which attended this weekend’s Steubenville of the Rockies Conference, were involved in a tragic and fatal bus accident. We ask you to please pray for everyone involved and their families,” the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference announced in a post on Facebook late Sunday.

The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teenagers celebrate Jesus every summer. The aim of the effort is to “build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering God’s children to become radical and joyful disciples.”

Last weekend’s conference, held June 21-23, was hosted by the Archdiocese of Denver which also called for prayers on Facebook on Sunday night.

“Please pray tonight for a Catholic group from New Mexico who were involved in a tragic bus accident this afternoon in Pueblo. The group had attended the Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference in Denver and was on its way home. We send our prayers and deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed, and our prayers for healing and comfort for those who were injured,” the Archdiocese wrote.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair