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The Holy Father’s condolences for the victims of the shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, 15.03.2019

The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the shootings that took place yesterday in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin:

 

Telegram

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the senseless acts of violence at two Mosques in Christchurch, and he assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks.  Mindful of the efforts of the security and emergency personnel in this difficult situation, His Holiness prays for the healing of the injured, the consolation of those who grieve the loss of their loved ones, and for all affected by this tragedy.  Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God, Pope Francis invokes the divine blessings of comfort and strength upon the nation.

Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State