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Pope Francis sends condolences to Tehran attack victims

Pope Francis is seen in this file photo with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a Vatican audience in January 2016 - AFP

Pope Francis is seen in this file photo with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a Vatican audience in January 2016 - AFP

09/06/2017 15:21

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Friday sent his condolences for the victims of Wednesday's terrorist attack in Tehran, Iran, saying he "laments this senseless and grave act of violence".

The Holy Father's words were conveyed in a telegramme sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Along with his "heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the barbaric attack in Tehran", the Pope "commends the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty".

He also "assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace".

Please find below the original English version of the telegramme:

Telegram of the Holy Father

His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the barbaric attack in Tehran, and laments this senseless and grave act of violence. In expressing his sorrow for the victims and their families, His Holiness commends the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty, and he assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State


(Devin Sean Watkins)
09/06/2017 15:21