Thứ Sáu, 27 tháng 1, 2017

Pope sends condolences to victims of bus crash in Italy

Pope sends condolences to victims of bus crash in Italy

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has extended his condolences to victims a tragic bus crash that occurred in Italy earlier this week.
The bus was carrying Hungarian students who were returning to Hungary from a skiing trip in France.
The Holy Father’s prayers for the victims and their families, and his expressions of closeness and support, were conveyed in a telegramme addressed to the Hungarian Bishops’ Conference, which was sent on the Pope’s behalf, and signed by the Cardinal Secretary of State.
The full text of the telegramme follows:
His Eminence Cardinal Péter Erdő
Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the bus accident in Verona, Italy, involving students of Szinyei Gimnázium, and he assures all those affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity. Entrusting the deceased to the merciful love of Almighty God, he prays that their families and friends may be consoled in their grief and strengthened by God's grace. So too His Holiness prays for the injured and all involved in this incident that they may know healing and comfort at this time of sorrow. Upon the entire community of Szinyei Gimnázium and upon all who are mourning, the Holy Father invokes the divine blessings of peace and strength.
Card. Pietro Parolin