Telegram on behalf of the Holy Father, sent by the Cardinal Secretary of State, for the victims of the attacks in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq, 21.01.2021
The following is the telegram of condolence for the victims of the attacks this morning in Baghdad, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the President of the Republic of Iraq, His Excellency Mr. Barham Salih:
His Excellency Barham Salih
President of the Republic of Iraq
His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the bomb attacks on Tayaran Square in Baghdad this morning. In deploring this senseless act of brutality, he prays for the deceased victims and their families, for the injured and for the emergency personnel in attendance. Trusting that all will continue work to overcome violence with fraternity, solidarity and peace, Pope Francis invokes upon the nation and its people the blessing of the Most High.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State