Papal condolences for hurricane victims in Mexico
August 10, 2016
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message of condolence in Pope Francis’s name to hurricane victims in Mexico.
“In the face of the grave damage caused by the hurricane which affected several areas of the country – causing numerous victims and extensive material damage – the Holy Father expresses his affection for the beloved Mexican people, offering his prayers for those who lost their lives and desiring to show his closeness to their families and the victims,” Cardinal Parolin stated. “At the same time, His Holiness asks the Lord to sustain the will of the authorities and people of Mexico and to awaken in all a spirit of solidarity.”
- Messaggio di cordoglio per le vittime dell’uragano in Messico (Holy See Press Office)
- Pope Francis sends telegramme for victims of Hurricane Earl (Vatican Radio)
- Javier nears tip of Mexico's Baja; 45 dead in earlier storm (AP)
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