Pope Francis sends condolences to London fire victims

Pope Francis sends condolences to London fire victims

Vatican Radio

Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to the victims and families of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. In the message signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father says he was "saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury." He also praised the efforts of the emergency services in responding to the tragedy.

Following is the Pope's message addressed to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster:

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Archbishop of Westminster

His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury. He entrusts the souls of those who have died to the Lord’s loving mercy and offers his heartfelt condolences to their families. With appreciation for the brave efforts of the emergency service personnel and all committed to supporting those who have lost their homes, His Holiness invokes upon the local community God’s blessings of strength and peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:51
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