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Published on Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Pope Francis is close to Waukesha victims
Pope Francis prays for the dead, the injured and the families of all those affected by Sunday’s attack on a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, USA.

By Linda Bordoni/ :

Pope Francis said he is close to all those who have been affected by a tragic incident caused by a driver who ploughed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha in the suburbs of Milwaukee on Sunday, November 21.


In a telegram, signed on his behalf by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope assures the community where the incident took place of his spiritual closeness and prayers


Commending the souls of those who died to Almighty God’s loving mercy, he says he “implores the divine gifts of healing and consolation upon the injured and bereaved.”


Concluding the telegram, the Pope says he is praying the Lord “to bestow upon everyone the spiritual strength which triumphs over violence and overcomes evil with good.”