Milan Air Accident Draws Papal Sympathy

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 8, 2001 ( As soon as John Paul II heard of the air accident in Milan today, he directed his aides to send a telegram of condolence to Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the city´s archbishop.

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This morning a Scandinavian Airlines plane ran into a small tourist airplane, crashing against hangars in Linate airport. At least 114 people died and four were listed as missing. Human error was blamed for the catastrophe.

In the telegram, sent by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, the Pontiff expressed his sympathy to the victims´ relatives and loved ones, and assured them of his prayers for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

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