Pope Condemns ‘Barbaric Attack’ in Tehran

Sending ‘Heartfelt Condolences’ in Telegram, Holy Father Assures People of Iran of His Prayers for Peace

Pope writing a letter

PopeFrancis has condemned the ‘barbaric attack’ of ‘senseless’ and ‘grave’ violence in Tehran.

In a telegram, Pope Francis sent his ‘heartfelt condolences’ to the victims and loved ones of the terrorist attack on Wednesday, June 9, 2017 in the Iranian city.

On Wednesday, 17 civilians were killed and 43 wounded, when two terrorist attacks were simultaneously carried out by terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ against the Iranian Parliament building and the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, both in Tehran, Iran.

This morning, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent the telegram on the Pope’s behalf.

In the message, Pope Francis sends “his heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the barbaric attack in Tehran, and laments this senseless and grave act of violence.”

After expressing his sorrow for the victims and their families and commending the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty, Pope Francis assured the people of Iran of his prayers for peace.

Below is the Vatican-provided text of the Pope’s message:

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His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the barbaric attack in Tehran, and laments this senseless and grave act of violence. In expressing his sorrow for the victims and their families, His Holiness commends the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty, and he assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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