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Holy Father’s condolences for the victims of the storm in Nepal, 05.04.2019

The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the storm that hit the southern region of Nepal in recent days, sent to H.E. Msgr. Paul Simick, bishop of the vicariate of Nepal, and to the civil authorities, by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father Francis:



Upon learning the sad news of the tragic loss of life and the destruction of homes caused by the recent storm in southern Nepal, His Holiness Pope Francis wishes to express his solidarity with all affected by this disaster and assures those grieving for deceased and injured family members of his prayers at this difficult time. His Holiness prays especially for the victims and encourages the emergency personnel as they continue to aid those in need. Upon all the people of Nepal Pope Francis invokes the divine blessings of consolation, healing and strength.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State