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Papal condolences following plane crash in Colombia

November 30, 2016

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has two telegrams of condolence on Pope Francis’s behalf following the crash in Colombia of an airplane carrying members of Brazil’s soccer team.

The telegrams, sent to prelates in Colombia and Brazil, expressed the Pope’s prayers for the repose of the souls of the victims as well as his prayers for, and closeness to, the survivors and others affected by the tragedy.


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