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Holy Father’s condolences following the attack in London, United Kingdom, 23.03.2017

The following is the full text of the message of condolences for the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack in London, United Kingdom, sent on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols.


His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Archbishop of Westminster

President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales


Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the attack in central London, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his prayerful solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy.  Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God, His Holiness invokes divine strength and peace upon their grieving families, and he assures the nation of his prayers at this time.


Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State