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Italy boat sinking 'a disgrace', says Pope

3 October 2013 Last updated at 16:51 BST

Pope Francis has described the sinking of a boat carrying migrants off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa as "a disgrace".

Over 100 people have died and many passengers are still missing after a vessel sank.

In July, the Pope visited the island and condemned the "global indifference" to the plight of migrants trying to arrive there.

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