Pope Francis sends condolences after Hurricane Erika
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent his “heartfelt condolences” after the tragic loss of life and destruction in the Caribbean island nation of Dominica due to Hurricane Erika.
In a telegram sent to the Bishop of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire, the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin conveyed the Holy Father’s blessing upon the “grieving families and all those affected by this disaster.”
The full text of the telegram is below
The Right Reverend Gabriel Malzaire
Bishop of Roseau
Deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Erika, His Holiness Pope Francis sends his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and prays for all those providing rescue and relief service. In commending the dead to the loving mercy of God, the Holy Father invokes upon their grieving families and all those affected by this disaster the blessings of perseverance, hope and peace.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State