The following is the telegram of condolences sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father, for the victims of the terrorist attack that occurred yesterday in Minya, Egypt:
His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Deeply saddened to learn of the barbaric attack in central Egypt and of the tragic loss of life and injury caused by this senseless act of hatred, Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this violent outrage. Mindful in a particular way of those children who have lost their lives, His Holiness commends the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty. He assures their grieving families and all who have been injured of his ardent prayers, and he pledges his continued intercession for peace and reconciliation throughout the nation.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State