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Papal condolences following Taiwan earthquake

February 08, 2016

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message of condolence following an earthquake that killed dozens in Taiwan.

“The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the suffering caused by the deadly earthquake which struck in Tainan, leaving many people dead or seriously injured,” said Cardinal Parolin. “He sends prayerful condolences to the families of the deceased and injured, as well as to rescue personnel and the civil authorities.”

“His Holiness, commending the souls of the departed to the tender mercy of God, invokes abundant divine blessings of consolation and strength upon those who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy,” he added.


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