Telegram of the Holy Father, signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State, for the victims of the attack in Istanbul, 15.11.2022
The following is the telegram of condolence for the victims of the attack that took place last Sunday, 13 November in Istanbul, Turkey, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, to the apostolic nuncio in Turkey, Archbishop Marek Solczyński:
THE MOST REVEREND
APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN TÜRKIYE
HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS WAS DEEPLY SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE LOSS OF LIFE CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION IN ISTANBUL ON SUNDAY, AND HE SENDS CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED. ASSURING THE INJURED AND THOSE WHO MOURN THEIR LOVED ONES OF HIS SPIRITUAL CLOSENESS, HIS HOLINESS PRAYS THAT NO ACT OF VIOLENCE WILL DISCOURAGE THE EFFORTS OF THE PEOPLE OF TÜRKIYE TO BUILD A SOCIETY BASED ON THE VALUES OF FRATERNITY, JUSTICE AND PEACE.
CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN
SECRETARY OF STATE