Papal condolences after air disaster in Kyrgysztan
January 16, 2017
Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims of an airplane crash in Bishkek, Kyrgysztan.
A cargo plane crashed in a residential neighborhood of the capital city on January 16, killing more than 30 people and destroying dozens of homes. In a telegram sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State, the Pope conveyed his sorrow and promised his prayers for the victims and for those involved in search-and-rescue efforts in the aftermath of the disaster.
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