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The Holy Father’s condolences for flood victims in Townsville, Australia, 06.02.2019

The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of flooding in Townsville, Australia, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to H.E. Msgr. Timothy Harris, bishop of Townsville.



The Most Reverend Timothy Harris
Bishop of Townsville

Having learned of the loss of life and destruction of property caused by the heavy flooding in Townsville, the Holy Father assures you of his heartfelt solidarity and prayers for all those affected by this disaster. His Holiness prays especially for the repose of the deceased, the healing of those injured, and for the important work of reconstruction. Upon all Pope Francis willingly invokes abundant blessings of consolation and hope.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State