Pope condolences for Sutherland Springs massacre

Telegram to archbishop of San Antonio

(ANSA) - Vatican City, November 7 - The Vatican said Tuesday that Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram to express Pope Francis's condolences for the Sutherland Springs massacre to the Archbishop of San Antonio, Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller.
    "Deeply grieved by news of the loss of life and grave injuries caused by the act of senseless violence perpetrated at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the Holy Father asks you kindly to convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded, to the members of the congregation, and to the entire local community," the telegram read.
    "He asks our Lord Jesus Christ to console all who mourn and to grant them the spiritual strength that triumphs over violence and hatred by the power of forgiveness, hope and reconciling love".