Pope Francis Sends Condolences and Prayers for Victims of Day Care Attack where Over 30 People were Killed including 23 Children in Thailand

Pope Francis sent condolences to victims of an attack on a daycare centre in Thailand. He expressed his spiritual closeness to those affected by the “unspeakable violence.” In the attack,  38 people died, including 23 children (ages 2-4). The violent attack took place at a daycare centre for children in the northeast of Bangkok, Thailand. Police identified the attacker as an ex-policemen who burst into the daycare, killing mostly children. It is one of the worst child death tolls in a massacre by a single killer in recent history. Pope Francis sent a telegram, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, expressing his “deep sadness” and offering his heartfelt condolences to those affected by the attack.
(See the 3:54 Mark on the Video Below)   

(Image below from Facebook shows some of the children killed and 2 of the deceased teachers)

To the Apostolic nunciature in Thailand
Deeply saddened to learn of the horrific attack that took place at a child-care centre in Uthai sawan, his holiness Pope Francis offers his heartfelt condolences and the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this act of unspeakable violence against innocent children. In imploring divine healing and consolation upon the injured and the grieving families, his holiness prays that, in this hour of immense sadness, they may draw support and strength from the solidarity of their neighbours and fellow citizens. upon all the beloved Thai people, the holy father invokes the blessings of peace and perseverance in every good.
 Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin
The attacker,  Panya Kamrab,  age 34, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following the attack,  police said.  Kamrab's wife and 2-year-old son were among the victims.