Pope Francis expressed, Tuesday, January 17, his compassion and his closeness to the families of the victims of the bomb attack which occurred in a Pentecostal church in Kasindi, territory of Beni (North Kivu).
The Sovereign Pontiff expressed this in the telegram that the Secretary of State for Holiness, Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent to the President of the ECC, André Bokundoa.
In this correspondence, he indicated that the Pope learned with sadness of this tragedy which cost the lives of a dozen people in this corner of the DRC.
” The Holy Father entrusts the dead and the wounded to the mercy of God. He implores Christ, Lord of life, so that the afflicted may find consolation and confidence in God, invoking upon them the gift of peace. wrote the Vatican Secretary of State.
Pope Francis expresses this compassion two weeks before his arrival in Kinshasa (DRC).
In the country, indicates the apostolic nuncio, the Sovereign pontiff is going to meet a group of displaced persons and victims of the war in eastern DRC.
According to Ettore Balestrero, the Holy Father wants, through this journey, to show the friendship, solidarity, sympathy and closeness of the universal Church to the Catholic Church of the DRC.