Pope Francis sends Condolences for Bus Accident in Columbia killing over 30

(Vatican Radio) A telegramme signed by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Holy Father has been sent to the Archbishop of Santa Marta in Columbia following a tragic accident in which a bus, in the north of the country caught fire killing the 32 passengers on board, mostly children.

The telegramme reads that “Pope Francis, was deeply distressed to learn the sad news of the serious accident in the town of Fundaciòn that caused so many victims including many children.”

It goes on to say that the Holy Father offers his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this terrible incident and fervently prays to God to grant all the victims of this tragedy eternal rest.

The Holy Father also offers words of comfort to the families of the victims, praying for them in their distress.

Text from  Vatican Radio website