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Il cordoglio del Santo Padre Francesco per le vittime della strage in una chiesa battista in Texas (U.S.A.), 07.11.2017

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per le vittime della strage avvenuta il 5 novembre in una chiesa battista a Sutherland Springs, in Texas (U.S.A.), inviato a nome del Santo Padre Francesco dal Cardinale Segretario di Stato, Pietro Parolin, all’Arcivescovo di San Antonio, S.E. Mons. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S.:


The Most Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller
Archbishop of San Antonio

Deeply grieved by news of the loss of life and grave injuries caused by the act of senseless violence perpetrated at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the Holy Father asks you kindly to convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded, to the members of the congregation, and to the entire local community. He asks our Lord Jesus Christ to console all who mourn and to grant them the spiritual strength that triumphs over violence and hatred by the power of forgiveness, hope and reconciling love.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

[01662-EN.01] [Original text: English]