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The Holy Father’s condolences for the victims of the fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 21.02.2019

The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the fire that broke out yesterday in a chemicals warehouse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin:



His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the conflagration in the centre of Dhaka. He extends his solidarity to all affected, and prays especially for the repose of the deceased and for the healing of those injured. Pope Francis offers encouragement to the emergency personnel as they assist the victims of this tragedy, and upon all he invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State