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Pope Francis' Condolence Message to Victims of Ferry Disaster in the Phillippines

VATICAN CITY, August 19, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Here is the message sent by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, on behalf of the Holy Father to Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu regarding the ferry disaster that occured in the Central Port of Cebu.

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The Most Reverend Jose S. Palma

Archbishop of Cebu

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life resulting from the ferry boat accident off the central port of Cebu. He assures all affected of his closeness in prayer and commends the victims to the loving mercy of Almighty God. The Holy Father invokes divine strength and comfort upon the grieving families, the injured and those involved in the rescue efforts.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Secretary of State

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