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Pope Francis prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Monday, October 2, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Elise Freed-Brown
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When acts of violence keep affecting our nation, it can be difficult to find words. We find inspiration and comfort in the words of our pope. 

Following is a telegram sent on his behalf to the Bishop of Las Vegas released by Vatican Radio:

The Most Reverend Joseph Anthony Pepe
Bishop of Las Vegas

Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. He commends the efforts of the police and emergency service personnel, and offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

Our weekly newsletter includes a section in which members may share prayers for those in need. If you would like to add a name to that list, please email Carol Arnold at


Elise Freed-Brown says...
Posted Monday, October 2, 2017
Statement released from Bishop Joseph Pepe of Las Vegas

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