Papal condolences following train collision
July 14, 2016
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a telegram of condolence in Pope Francis’s name following a train collision in Puglia, Italy, that left 23 dead.
Assuring the region’s leading bishop of “fervent prayers of suffrage for those who have died tragically,” the Pope asked the Lord for “a rapid recovery for the injured” and entrusted to “the maternal protection of the Virgin Mary those who have been afflicted by this dramatic event.”
- Il cordoglio del Santo Padre per le vittime dell’incidente ferroviario in Puglia (Holy See Press Office)
- The Pope participates in the suffering of those affected by the train crash in southern Italy (Holy See Press Office)
- Death toll in Italy train crash put at 23, government promises investment (Reuters)
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