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Text of Pope’s Telegram for Hurricane Erika in Dominica

“Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service.” 

Below is the Vatican-released condolence telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Pope Francis’ behalf, for the
the victims of Hurricane Erika that, in recent days, hit the island of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea:

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The Right Reverend Gabriel Malzaire

Bishop of Roseau

Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service. In commending the dead to the loving mercy of God, the Holy Father invokes upon their grieving families and all those affected by this disaster the blessings of perseverance, hope and peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State

[Original text: English]

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