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Monday, April 6, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2009 (VIS) - Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. has sent a telegram, in the Pope's name, to Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari of L'Aquila, Italy, for the earthquake that struck the city and province in the early hours of this morning provoking scores of deaths and injuries.

  "The dramatic news of the violent earthquake which struck the territory of the archdiocese has filled the Supreme Pontiff's heart with consternation, and he charges Your Excellency to pass on the expression of his heartfelt participation in the suffering of the beloved people affected by the tragic event. Giving assurances of his fervent prayers for the victims, especially the children, His Holiness asks the Lord to bring comfort to their families and, while giving affectionate words of encouragement to the survivors and the people who in various ways are helping in the rescue operations, he sends everyone his special apostolic blessing".
TGR/EARTHQUAKE L'AQUILA/BERTONE            VIS 20090406 (160)

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