Iraqi President Receives Condolences Telegram from His Holiness Pope Francis

2021/01/21

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih received a telegram of condolences and sympathy from His Holiness, Vatican's Pope Francis. In a telegram sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said the pope “was deeply saddened to learn” of the attack on Tayaran Square in Baghdad this morning.
The text of telegram follows:

 His Excellency Barham Salih
President of the Republic of Iraq

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the bomb attack on Tayaran Square in Baghdad this morning. In deploring this senseless act of brutality, he prays for the deceased victims and their families, for the injured and for the emergency personnel in attendance. Trusting that all will continue work to overcome violence with fraternity, solidarity and peace, Pope Francis invokes upon the Nation and its people the blessing of the Most High.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

Presedent