(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolences to the Russian President and to the people following the crash of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt in which 224 people were killed.
Please find below the text of the telegramme sent by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Pope.
His Excellency Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
Having learned with sadness of the tragic crash of the Russian airline in the Sinai
Peninsula, His Holiness Pope Francis conveys his condolences to you and the Russian
people. He offers the assurance of his prayers for all who have died and for those
who mourn their loss. Upon the nation and all involved in the recovery efforts His
Holiness invokes the strength and peace of Almighty God.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
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