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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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