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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Condolences to London

The Holy Father sent a telegram of condolence for the victims who died this week in the fire which broke out at Grenfell Tower in London (United Kingdom).  The text of the telegram, which was sent in the name of the Pontiff appears below:


Telegram of condolence
sent in the name of the Holy Father, Pope Francis

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster

His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury. He entrusts the souls of those who have died to the Lord’s loving mercy and offers his heartfelt condolences to their families. With appreciation for the brave efforts of the emergency service personnel and all committed to supporting those who have lost their homes, His Holiness invokes upon the local community God’s blessings of strength and peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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