Pope Francis’ condolences for the victims of the shooting in the Cathedral of Campinas, Brazil, 12.12.2018
The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the shooting that took place yesterday at the end of the Holy Mass in the Cathedral of Campinas, Brazil, sent on behalf of Pope Francis to Fr. José Eduardo Meschiatti, diocesan administrator of the archdiocese of Campinas, by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin:
Most Reverend Diocesan Administrator
Archdiocese of Campinas
Pope Francis, deeply saddened by the dramatic attack that took place during the celebration of Holy Mass in the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Campinas, entrusts the victims to God’s mercy and assures his solidarity and spiritual comfort to the families who have lost their loved ones, and to the entire archdiocesan community, with hopes for the swift recovery of the wounded. The Holy Father invites all, in this moment of suffering, to find comfort and strength in the resurrected Jesus, imploring God that hope may not falter in this hour of need, and that forgiveness and love may prevail over hatred and revenge. In confirmation of these wishes, Pope Francis imparts to all the comfort of his Apostolic Blessing.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State of His Holiness