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Papal condolences following Munich shooting

July 25, 2016

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a telegram of condolence in Pope Francis’s name following a shooting in Munich that left nine dead and over two dozen injured.

“Pope Francis has noted with consternation the news of the terrible act of violence which occurred in Munich, in which several persons, mostly young people, were killed, and many others were gravely wounded,” Cardinal Parolin said in his July 24 telegram to Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

“His Holiness shares in the pain of the survivors and expresses to them his closeness in suffering,” Cardinal Parolin continued, adding:

He entrusts the departed in prayer to the mercy of God. He expresses his deep sympathy to all those who were wounded in this attack, and thanks the rescue service personnel and the security forces for their attentive and generous service. Pope Francis beseeches Christ, the Lord of Life, to give comfort and consolation to all, and imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of hope.

 
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