The Holy Father’s condolences for the victims of the earthquake on the border between Iraq and Iran

The following is the message of condolences for the victims of the earthquake that struck last night on the border between Iraq and Iran, sent on behalf of the Holy Father Francis by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin:

 

Message - Iraq

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which has struck Iraq, and he assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity. In expressing his sorrow to all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, he offers his prayers for the deceased and commends them to the mercy of the Almighty. Upon the injured and the emergency and civil authorities engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State

 

Message - Iran

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which has struck Iran, and he assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity. In expressing his sorrow to all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, he offers his prayers for the deceased and commends them to the mercy of the Almighty. Upon the injured and the emergency and civil authorities engaged in rescue and recovery efforts, His Holiness invokes the divine blessings of consolation and strength.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State