Pope Francis expressed his condolences on October 23, 2010, to the populations of Trinidad and Tobago, afflicted in recent days by strong earthquakes and floods. His sentiments came in a telegram sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.
Having learned of the injury and destruction of property caused by the grave earthquakes and floods in Trinidad and Tobago, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses prayerful solidarity with all those affected by these natural disasters. He offers encouragement to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they assist in the recovery, and he willingly invokes upon all divine blessings of grace and strength.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State