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Pope Francis praying, Vatican Media

South Korea: Pope Saddened by Hospital Fire

His Holiness Pope Francis expresses heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy.

Pope Francis on January 26, 2018, expressed his sadness at the deaths and injuries resulting from the fire at Sejong Hospital in the city of Miryang, South Korea.  His sentiments came in a message issued by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

According to news reports, more than 30 have died and more than 80 are injured, some critically.

Here is the statement:

Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of injuries caused by the outbreak of the fire in Sejong Hospital, Miryang, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy. He prays especially for the repose of the deceased and for the healing of those injured. The Holy Father offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist the victims of this disaster, and upon all, he willingly invokes the divine blessings of strength and consolation.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State

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