Pope Francis sends "heartfelt solidarity" after Thailand attack

The Vatican (Wednesday, 08-19-2015, Gaudium Press) Pope Francis has expressed his “heartfelt solidarity” after the terrorist attack on the Erawan Hindu Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, which killed 20 people. In a telegram sent to King Bhumibol Adulyadej through the Cardinal Secretary of State, the Pope said he was “deeply saddened” to learn about injury and loss of life caused by the attack.bangkok.png

“Mindful of the security and emergency personnel who are seeking the perpetrators of these crimes, while also assisting the injured, their families and those of the deceased, His Holiness offers the assurance of his prayers and invokes the divine blessings of peace and healing upon the Kingdom,” the message reads.
 
The full text of the telegram is below
 
His Majesty

Bhumibol Adulyadej

King of Thailand

Bangkok

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the attack at the Erawan Hindu Shrine and of the threat to life and property caused by the bombing at the Sathorn Pier.  He expresses his heartfelt solidarity with Your Majesty and all those affected by these acts of violence.  Mindful of the security and emergency personnel who are seeking the perpetrators of these crimes, while also assisting the injured, their families and those of the deceased, His Holiness offers the assurance of his prayers and invokes the divine blessings of peace and healing upon the Kingdom. 

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Secretary of State

Source Vatican Radio

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