Pope expresses condolences over Turkey terror attack

Pope expresses condolences over Turkey terror attack

Pope_Francis_bowed_in_prayer_in_St_Peters_Basilica_on_September_2_2015_Credit___LOsservatore_Romano_CNA_9_15_15Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Turkey followed by the news of a suicide car bombing in Ankara. The bombing led to the death of 37 people and injury of more than 120 people.

The Holy Father expressed his closeness with the Turkish people in a telegram given to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It was written by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Pope. It carried the voice of the Pope saying he was “deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life caused by the bombing in Ankara.”

The Pope assured his spiritual closeness and solidarity with the Turkish people. He prayed for the departed souls, those mourning over the loss and for the speedy recovery of those affected by the heinous act of violence. He concluded by invoking God’s healing message upon the nation.