Pope Sends Telegram for California Wildfires

Pope Assures Heartfelt Solidarity & Prayers

Pope writing a letter
‘Informed of the tragic loss of life and the destruction of property caused by the wildfire in California, the Holy Father assures you of his heartfelt solidarity and his prayers for all those affected by this disaster.’
Pope Francis expressed this in the condolences he sent to the loved ones and victims of those affected by the wildfires in California in these days, reported the Holy See Press Office.
In the message sent today, Oct. 13, 2017, on the Pope’s behalf by Vatican Secretary of State, the Pope assures those suffering of his prayers, thanks those responding to the tragedy and commends the souls of those who died to the merciful love of almighty God.
Below is the Vatican-provided text of the Holy Father’s telegram:
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Pope Francis’ Message

The Most Reverend Salvatore Joseph Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco
The Most Reverend José Horacio Gómez
Archbishop of Los Angeles

Informed of the tragic loss of life and the destruction of property caused by the wildfire in California, the Holy Father assures you of his heartfelt solidarity and his prayers for all those affected by this disaster. He is especially mindful of those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and who fear for the lives of those still missing. His Holiness offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist the victims of this tragedy. To all he sends his blessing.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

[Original text: English]
© Libreria Editrice Vaticana

 

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