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Telegram on behalf of the Holy Father, signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, for the victims of the fire in the “Imam Hussein” Hospital, Nassiriya, Iraq, 13.07.2021

The following is the telegram of condolence for the victims of the fire that broke out yesterday ni the “Imam Hussein” Hospital in Nassiriya, Iraq, sent on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the apostolic nuncio of the Middle Eastern state, Archbishop Mitja Leskovar:



The Most Reverend Mitja Leskovar
Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq

His Holiness Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all affected by the tragic fire at the Covid isolation ward of the al-Hussein hospital in Nasiriyah. Deeply saddened, he prays especially for those who have died and for the comfort of their families and friends who mourn their loss. Upon the patients, staff and caregivers he invokes God’s blessings of consolation, strength and peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State