Papal condolences following terrorist attack in Pakistan
August 09, 2016
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message of condolence in Pope Francis’s name following a terrorist attack on a hospital in Pakistan.
“Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life following the attack on a hospital in Quetta, His Holiness Pope Francis sends heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased, to the authorities and to the entire nation, as he offers the assurance of his prayers for the many injured victims of this senseless and brutal act of violence,” he said in the August 9 message.
“Upon all who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy, His Holiness invokes the divine gifts of consolation and strength.”
- Messaggio di cordoglio per le vittime dell’attentato nell’ospedale di Quetta (Pakistan) (Holy See Press Office)
- Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility (Reuters)
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