Pope Francis Sends Message of “Prayerful Solidarity” With London Victims

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Pope Francis has sent a message of “prayerful solidarity” with the victims of the recent London attack.

Sent as a telegram from the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin to Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the message says Pope Francis is “deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the attack in central London.”

“Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God,” the message concludes, “His Holiness invokes divine strength and peace upon their grieving families, and he assures the nation of his prayers at this time.”

Here is the full message:

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster
President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the attack in central London, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his prayerful solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy. Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God, His Holiness invokes divine strength and peace upon their grieving families, and he assures the nation of his prayers at this time.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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