2005-07-18 15:35:04

Papal Telegram for attack in Turkey

(18 July 2005 - VIS) On having being informed of the deadly bomb attack in Turkey the Holy Father, Pope Benedict, instructed the Cardinal-Secretart of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano to transmit the following telegram on his behalf to Archbishop Edmond Farhat, Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey.
"Informed of the deadly explosion that took place recently in Turkey, the Holy Father implores the mercy of the Almighty for the people who lost their lives in the horrific attack and the consolation of God on their suffering families. He expresses his heartfelt sympathy to the numerous people injured in this drama and to their families, as well as to the Turkish authorities and people."

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