Text of Pope's Telegram for Terrorist Attack in Thailand

“His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the attack at the Erawan Hindu Shrine and of the threat to life and property caused by the bombing at the Sathorn Pier.”

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Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ telegram, sent this morning on his behalf by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the King of Thailand, expressing his sorrow for the terrorist attack in Thailand:
 
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His Majesty 
Bhumibol Adulyadej 
King of Thailand 
Bangkok

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the attack at the Erawan Hindu Shrine and of the threat to life and property caused by the bombing at the Sathorn Pier. He expresses his heartfelt solidarity with Your Majesty and all those affected by these acts of violence. Mindful of the security and emergency personnel who are seeking the perpetrators of these crimes, while also assisting the injured, their families and those of the deceased, His Holiness offers the assurance of his prayers and invokes the divine blessings of peace and healing upon the Kingdom.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

[Original text: English]

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