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Condolence Telegram to Victims of Tragic Explosion in Ecatepec, Mexico

VATICAN CITY, May 08, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Here is the translation of a telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sent on behalf of the Holy Father to the victims of the gas tanker explosion that occurred in Ecatepec, Mexico.

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His Excellency Most Reverend Oscar Roberto Dominguez Couttolenc, MG

Bishop of Ecatepec

The Holy Father was saddened to receive news of the serious accident that occurred in the municipality of Ecatepec, which has caused numerous victims and serious wounded as well as much damage. I ask Your Excellency the kindness of expressing his spiritual closeness to all those who are affected by this tragedy. At the same time he offers prayers asking God for the eternal rest of those who lost their lives in this terrible accident.

Likewise, His Holiness Pope Francis wishes to send, through Your Excellency, his condolences to the families of the deceased, together with expressions of consolation and affection for all those wounded, with the strong desire for their quick and complete recovery.

With these sentiments, the Supreme Pontiff, while calling upon the sweet name of Our Lady of Guadalupe, wholeheartedly imparts to all the comfort of the apostolic blessing as a sign of hope in the Risen Christ.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Secretary of State

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