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Friday, May 20, 2016

Condolences to Egypt

In the name of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, for the victims of the Egyptair flight which departed from Paris during the night of Wednesday, 18 May and which was supposed to land four hours later in Cairo, but instead disappeared from the radar over the Aegean Sea.


Message sent by the Cardinal Secretary of State

His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Cairo

Having learned with sadness of the tragic crash of the Egyptian passenger airliner, Pope Francis wishes to assure you of his prayers and solidarity at this difficult time and commends the souls of the deceased of various nationalities to the mercy of the Almighty. Upon the relatives of the passengers and all those involved in the search and rescue efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of strength and peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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