Pope Francis sends condolences to London fire victims
|People look at flowers and tributes close to Grenfell Tower after a fire engulfed the 24 storey building on Wednesday morning, in west London.- AP|
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to the victims and families of the Grenfall Tower fire in London. In the message signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father says he was "saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury." He also praised the efforts of the emergency services in reponding to the tragedy.
Below find the Pope's message addressed to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster
His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the devastating fire in London and of the tragic loss of life and injury. He entrusts the souls of those who have died to the Lord’s loving mercy and offers his heartfelt condolences to their families. With appreciation for the brave efforts of the emergency service personnel and all committed to supporting those who have lost their homes, His Holiness invokes upon the local community God’s blessings of strength and peace.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State