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Monday, August 7, 2017

Condolences to Nigeria

Having received the news of an attack which took place in the church of Saint Philip in Ozubulu (Nigeria) yesterday while the Mass was being celebrated, the Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolence.

Telegram of Condolence of the Holy Father
for victims of the attack in Ozubulu (Nigeria)

The Right Reverend Hilary Paul Odili Okeke
Bishop of Nnewi

Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and injury following the violent attack in Saint Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, His Holiness Pope Francis extends heartfelt condolences to you and to all the faithful of the Diocese of Nnewi, in particular the families of the deceased and all those affected by this tragedy. Upon the entire Diocese, His Holiness willingly invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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