PALU, Indonesia — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local):
Pope Francis has led the faithful in prayer for the people of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi hit by a strong earthquake and tsunami.
The pope offered a prayer after the traditional Sunday blessing for the “unfortunately numerous” dead, the injured and for those who lost their homes and jobs. He said that “God consoles them and supports the efforts of those who are working to bring aid.”
More than 830 people have been confirmed dead in the earthquake and tsunami, but officials fear the death toll could climb much higher.