The Holy Father sends his prayerful condolence to the victims of the 6.4 earthquake hit on earthquake on Taiwan on Saturday. Around 38 people lost their lives in the disaster, and over 100 reported reported to be hospitalized. Around 310 were rescued from the rubbles of collapsed buildings, yet around 100 that are missing are suspected to be still trapped in the rubbles.
A statement released by the Vatican, signed by secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said “the Holy Father was saddened to learn of the suffering caused by the deadly earthquake.”
“(The Pope) sends prayerful condolences to the families of the deceased and injured, as well as to rescue personnel and the civil authorities.
Commending on the departed souls, the Holy father invokes abundant divine blessings of consolation and strength upon those who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy.