Pope’s Telegram Sends Condolences to Indonesia

VATICAN CITY, 2 OCT 2009 (VIS) – Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. sent a telegram,. in the name of the Holy Father, to Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, apostolic nuncio to Indonesia, for the earthquakes that have struck the country in recent days.

“Deeply saddened to learn of the recent devastating earthquakes affecting Indonesia”, reads the English language telegram, “His Holiness Benedict XVI prays for the victims and their grieving families, invoking eternal rest upon the deceased and divine strength and consolation on all who are suffering, His Holiness likewise encourages the rescue workers, and all involved in providing emergency assistance to the victims of this disaster, to persevere in their efforts to bring relief, comfort and support”.

To help families in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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