Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims of the fire that broke out in recent days in Grenfell Tower, London, to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster:
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent the telegram on the Pope’s behalf.
Below is the Vatican-provided text of the Pope’s message:
Archbishop of Westminster
His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury. He entrusts the souls of those who have died to the Lord’s loving mercy and offers his heartfelt condolences to their families. With appreciation for the brave efforts of the emergency service personnel and all committed to supporting those who have lost their homes, His Holiness invokes upon the local community God’s blessings of strength and peace.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State