Up to 950 Migrants Fleeing Libya, Middle East Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes; Pope Says They Were ‘Looking for Happiness’

Some 700 migrants, a number which could climb to 950, fleeing poverty and persecution to find “a better life” and “happiness” in Europe are now feared dead after the boat they were travelling in capsized in the Mediterranean some 112 miles south of Italy’s Lampedusa shortly before midnight Saturday.