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Telegramme for victims of airplane crash in Russia

People lay flowers at a memorial for victims of a plane crash in Russia. On Sunday, a telegramme was sent expressing Pope Francis' sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the disaster.  - EPA

People lay flowers at a memorial for victims of a plane crash in Russia. On Sunday, a telegramme was sent expressing Pope Francis' sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the disaster. - EPA

20/03/2016 15:05

(Vatican Radio) In a telegramme sent on Sunday, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said Pope Francis "was saddened to learn of the tragic air accident in Rostov-on-Don and he sends his sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims."

The telegramme, addressed to the competent authorities of the Russian Federation, continued, "His Holiness commends the souls of the dead to the mercy of Almighty God and implores the divine gifts of consolation, strength and hope upon all who mourn their loss." 

20/03/2016 15:05