01 April 2019 - 00:44
News ID: 444086
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Rasa – Pope Francis has issued a statement of condolences for the recent flood victims in ‎Iran.‎

RNA – Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has issued a telegram of ‎condolences for the victims of the floods that have hit several regions of Iran in the past few ‎days. ‎

Heavy rains triggered raging torrents of water in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces on March 19.‎

The death toll from the recent flash floods across the country currently stands at 42, ‎according to Ahmad Shojaei, the head of Iranian Legal Medicine Organization.‎

The Iranian government has mobilized to help the victims and minimize further loss of life or ‎damage.‎

The telegram was issued by the Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the ‎Holy Father Francis.

His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the loss of life, injury and damage ‎caused by floods afflicting various regions of Iran, and he has asked me to convey his ‎heartfelt solidarity with all affected. His Holiness commends the souls of the deceased to the ‎love of the Merciful One, and invokes divine blessings of consolation and strength on those ‎who grieve. Praying for the emergency personnel and all the efforts to provide relief, he ‎entrusts the people of Iran to the providence of the Almighty. ‎

Cardinal Pietro Parolin Secretary of State
March 27, 2019‎

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