“His Holiness is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist atacks in central London. The Holy Father offers fervent prayers for the victims and for all those who mourn.
“While he deplores these barbaric acts against humanity, he asks you to convey to the families of the injured his spiritual closeness at this time of grief.
“Upon the people of Great Britain he invites the consolation that only God can give in such circumstances.”
Cardinal Angelo Sodano
Secretary of State
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