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Pope's Message to Victims of WYD Bus Accident

VATICAN CITY, July 18, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Here is the message sent by Pope Francis regarding the recent WYD bus accident that claimed the life of one French pilgrim and 5 in critical condition. The message was sent by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State.

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Pope Francis, informed of the tragic road accident on the road to Saint Laurent du Maroni involving a bus carrying young people participating in World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, wishes to express his heartfelt participation in the mourning of the families of the deceased, and of the group leaders and organisers. The Pope assures them of his prayers and expresses his deepest sympathy with those injured, the rescue workers and all those around them. The Holy Father wishes to impart the comfort of an apostolic blessing on all those touched by this tragedy.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Secretary of State

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