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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Condolences to Pakistan

Following an attack that took place yesterday in a civic hospital in Quetta (Pakistan), the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin sent the following message to the ecclesiastical and civic authorities in that country on behalf of the Holy Father.

Telegram of condolence
sent on behalf of the Holy Father, Pope Francis
to church and civil authorities in Quetta (Pakistan)

Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life following the attack on a hospital in Quetta, His Holiness Pope Francis sends heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased, to the authorities and to the entire nation, as he offers the assurance of his prayers for the many injured victims of this senseless and brutal act of violence. Upon all who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy, His Holiness invokes the divine gifts of consolation and strength.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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