Congo: Telegram of condolences from the Holy Father
Attack in a church in Kasindi
We publish below the telegram of condolence for the victims of the attack that took place on Sunday, 15 January 2023, in a church in Kasindi, Democratic Republic of Congo, sent – on behalf of the Holy Father Francis – by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to Rev. André Bokundoa-Bo-Likabe, President of the Church of Christ in Congo:
REV. ANDRÉ BOKUNDOA-BO-LIKABE
PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CONGO
HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANÇOIS WAS SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE ATTACK ON A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH IN KASINDI WHICH CAUSED THE DEATH OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. HE EXPRESSES HIS COMPASSION AND CLOSENESS TO ALL THE FAMILIES HARD HIT BY THIS TRAGEDY. IN PRAYER, THE HOLY FATHER ENTRUSTS THE DECEASED AND THE WOUNDED TO THE MERCY OF GOD. HE IMPLORES CHRIST, LORD OF LIFE, THAT THE AFFLICTED MAY FIND CONSOLATION AND TRUST IN GOD, INVOKING UPON THEM THE GIFT OF PEACE.
CARDINAL PIETRO PAROLIN
SECRETARY OF STATE OF HIS HOLINESS