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Telegram of the Holy Father, signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, for the victims of the attack in Vienna, 03.11.2020

The following is the telegram of condolences for the victims of the attack yesterday evening in Vienna, Austria, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the archbishop of the city, His Eminence Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P.:



It was with great sadness that the Holy Father Pope Francis received the news of the terrible acts of violence in Vienna, which have brought death and pain to innocent people. His Holiness expresses his deepest sympathy to the relatives of the dead and to all the Austrian people. He is also close to the injured and prays for their speedy recovery. Pope Francis commends the victims to God's mercy and asks the Lord that violence and hatred may cease, and that peaceful coexistence in society may be promoted. His Holiness accompanies all those affected by this tragedy with his heartfelt blessing.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State of His Holiness