(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his deep sadness following the devastating earthquake in Nepal which has claimed hundreds of lives. In a telegramme signed by Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father also expressed his solidarity with all those affected.
Below please find attached the Pope's telegramme of condolance
The Right Reverend Paul Simick
Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Nepal
His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake and the resultant loss of many hundreds of lives in Nepal, as well as in neighbouring Countries. He expresses his solidarity with all affected by this disaster and assures those who grieve for deceased family members of his closeness in prayer. His Holiness commends the souls of the victims to the loving mercy of the Almighty and he offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they continue their rescue efforts and assistance to those touched by this tragedy. Upon them all he invokes the blessings of the Almighty as a pledge of healing and consolation.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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