Telegram of condolences for the victims of floods in Japan, 09.07.2018
The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the floods that have afflicted Japan, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis to the local ecclesiastical authorities by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin:
Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injury caused by the serious floods following the heavy rains in Japan, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy. His Holiness prays especially for the repose of the deceased, the healing of those injured and the consolation of all those who grieve. The Holy Father likewise offers encouragement to the civil authorities and all those involved in the search and rescue efforts as they assist the victims of this disaster. Upon all he willingly invokes abundant blessings.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State