Iran/Iraq: Pope Francis Sends Condolences

Earthquake Shook Border on November 12, 2017

Pope Francis praying, CTV

Pope Francis praying, CTV

Pope Francis expressed his condolences on November 13, 2017, to the people of Iran and Iraq in the wake of the earthquake that struck the border of the two nations the evening of November 12, 2017. More than 400 deaths have been reported.

The Pope has sent a message to each nation through Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Vatican.

Message to Iraq

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which has struck Iraq, and he assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity. In expressing his sorrow to all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, he offers his prayers for the deceased and commends them to the mercy of the Almighty. Upon the injured and the emergency and civil authorities engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength. Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State

Message to Iran

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which has struck Iran, and he assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity. In expressing his sorrow to all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, he offers his prayers for the deceased and commends them to the mercy of the Almighty. Upon the injured and the emergency and civil authorities engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength. Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State

[01699-EN.01] [Original text: English] [B0786-XX.01]

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