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Papal Telegram on Behalf of Hurricane Victims

9/1/2005 - 6:00 AM PST

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VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 1, 2005 (Zenit) - Here is the telegram of sympathy, for the victims of Hurricane Katrina that hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, sent by Benedict XVI through Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican Secretary of State, to the country's civil and ecclesiastical authorities.

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Deeply saddened by the tragic consequences of the recent hurricane in the United States of America, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI assures all those affected of his closeness in prayer. The Holy Father commends the deceased to the loving mercy of Almighty God, and upon their grieving families he invokes divine blessings of strength and consolation. His Holiness likewise prays for the rescue workers and all involved in providing assistance to the victims of this disaster, encouraging them to persevere in their efforts to bring relief and support.

Cardinal Angelo Sodano

Secretary of State

Contact

Vatican Secretary of State
http://www.catholic.org  , VA
Vatican Secretary of State - Vatican Secretary of State, 661 869-1000

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info@yourcatholicvoice.org

Keywords

Pope, Vatican, Hurricane, Katrina, People, Victims

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