Telegram of the Holy Father, signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, for the victims of the Mount Semeru eruption, 07.12.2021
The following is the telegram of condolence for the victims of the eruption of Mount Semeru, Indonesia, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the apostolic nuncio in Indonesia, Archbishop Piero Pioppo:
THE MOST REVEREND PIERO PIOPPO
APOSTOLIC NUNZIO IN INDONESIA
HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE RECENT LOSS OF LIFE AND DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT SEMERU AND HE EXPRESSES HIS HEARTFELT SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS IMMENSE TRAGEDY. AT THE SAME TIME, HE OFFERS THE ASSURANCE OF PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD, INJURED, AND DISPLACED AS WELL AS FOR THE EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AND CIVIL AUTHORITIES ENGAGED IN RECOVERY EFFORTS. AS A SIGN OF HIS SPIRITUAL CLOSENESS, HIS HOLINESS WILLINGLY INVOKES UPON ALL THE DIVINE BLESSINGS OF STRENGTH AND PEACE.
CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN
SECRETARY OF STATE