The following is telegram of condolences for the victims of the attack that took place yesterday evening in Las Vegas, United States of America, during a concert at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, sent to Msgr. Joseph Anthony Pepe, bishop of Las Vegas, on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.
The most Reverend Joseph Anthony Pepe
Bishop of Las Vegas
Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. He commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State