Telegram from the Pope for the victims of the fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui
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We publish below the telegram of condolence for the victims of the fires that hit Hawaii and the island of Maui, sent – on behalf of the Holy Father Francis – by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the Apostolic Nuncio of the United States of America, H.E. Monsignor Pierre Christophe:
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His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the destruction caused by the wildfires on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, and he expresses his solidarity with all those suffering from this tragedy, especially those whose loved ones have died or are missing. His Holiness also offers the assurance of prayers for the dead, injured and displaced, as well as for the first responders and emergency personnel. As a sign of his spiritual closeness, the Holy Father willingly invokes upon all the people of Maui Almighty God’s blessings of strength and peace.