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Pope Sends Telegram for Train Derailment in Milan

Holy Father Prays for Healing, Consolation of the Affected or Lost, Imparts Apostolic Blessing

Pope Francis has sent his condolences for a railway accident that took place today in Pioltello, Milan.

The telegram was sent on Pope Francis’ behalf by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, to the Archbishop of Milan, Mario Delpini.

Below is a Zenit working translation of the telegram:

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DEEPLY SADDENED FOR THE SERIOUS RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN PIOLTELLO, THE HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS EXPRESSES HIS HEARTFELT PARTICIPATION IN THE PAIN OF ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE DRAMATIC EVENT AND ASSURES THEM OF HIS FERVENT PRAYERS OF SUFFRAGE FOR THOSE WHO WERE TRAGICALLY KILLED. HE ALSO EXPRESSES HIS HEARTFELT WISHES FOR THE QUICK HEALING FOR PASSENGERS WHO REMAINED INJURED AND SENDS FROM HIS HEART HIS APOSTOLIC BLESSING.

CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN

SECRETARY OF STATE OF HIS HOLINESS

[Original Text: Italian] [Working Translation by Deborah Castellano Lubov]

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