2014-05-20 16:25:29

Pope’s condolences for victims of Colombia’s school bus fire

May 20, 2014 - ‎Pope Francis expressed his pain over the death of 32 children from a fire in an overcrowded school bus ‎bringing them home from Sunday school in Fundacion village in Northern Colombia. On behalf of the ‎Pope, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram to local Bishop Ugo Eugenio Puccini Banfi of Santa ‎Marta, assuring the prayers of the Holy Father for the little victims of this tragedy and his closeness ‎with the families who have lost their children in the tragedy. The Pope also remembered over 20 ‎children who are wounded wishing they will back on their feet soon. ‎

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