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Pope Sends Condolences to Greece

WelCom August 2018:

‘His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the recent wildfires in Greece, and extends his heartfelt solidarity to all those affected by this tragedy.’

Pope Francis expressed this in the condolences he sent to the loved ones and victims of those affected by the wildfires in Greece where recent forest fires have reportedly left at least 80 dead and many more seriously injured near the Greek capital of Athens. In the message sent, 24 July 2018, on the Pope’s behalf by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope assures those suffering of his prayers, thanks those responding to the tragedy and commends the souls of those who died to the merciful love of almighty God.