2013-08-17 12:08:28

Pope prays for victims of Philippines ferry disaster

(Vatican Radio) Below is a telegramme of condolonce from Pope Francis and signed by Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone following a ferry disaster in the Philippines which left at least 28 people dead and many more missing or injured.

The Most Reverend Jose S. Palma Archbishop of Cebu

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life resulting from the ferry boat accident off the central port of Cebu. He assures all affected of his closeness in prayer and commends the victims to the loving mercy of Almighty God. The Holy Father invokes divine strength and comfort upon the grieving families, the injured and those involved in the rescue efforts.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
Secretary of State

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