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Pope Offers Condolences for Slain Journalist

Critic of Corruption Killed in Car Bombing

Pope Francis on October 20, 2017, send his condolences for the death of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. A telegram was sent on behalf of the Holy Father by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta.

Galizia, a critic of corruption in her country, died when a bomb exploded in her car after leaving her home at Bidnija, in the North of the Island, on October 16, 2017. Known for her influencing blog Running Commentary, she collaborated with several Maltese journalists.

Telegram

The Most Reverend Charles J. Scicluna
Archbishop of Malta

Saddened by the tragic death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, His Holiness Pope Francis offers prayers for her eternal rest, and asks you kindly to convey his condolences to her family. The Holy Father also assures you of his spiritual closeness to the Maltese people at this difficult moment, and implores God’s blessings upon the nation.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

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