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The Holy Father’s condolences for the victims of the wildfire in California, 13.10.2017

The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims and those affected by the wildfire currently causing devastation in California, United States of America, sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father to H.E. Msgr. Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, and to H.E. Msgr. José Horacio Gómez, archbishop of Los Angeles.



The Most Reverend Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco
The Most Reverend José Horacio Gómez
Archbishop of Los Angeles

Informed of the tragic loss of life and the destruction of property caused by the wildfire in California, the Holy Father assures you of his heartfelt solidarity and his prayers for all those affected by this disaster. He is especially mindful of those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and who fear for the lives of those still missing. His Holiness offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist the victims of this tragedy. To all he sends his blessing.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State