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Pope sends telegram to President of Italy for deaths in DRC

Francisco sent a telegram to Serfio Mattarella alleging ‘pain’ in the face of the ‘tragic attack’ Image: GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE

VATICAN CITY, FEB 23 (ANSA) – Pope Francis sent a telegram to the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, expressing condolences over the deaths of the country’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, Italian policeman Vittorio Iacovacci and the Congolese Mustapha Milambo in an attack on Monday (22). “With pain, I heard about the tragic attack that occurred. […] I express my condolences to his family, the Diplomatic Corps and the Carabineers’ Weapon for the loss of these peace and law servants, “wrote the Catholic leader. Francisco took the opportunity to highlight” the exemplary testimony “of Attanasio,” a person of outstanding human and Christian qualities, always prodigal in weaving fraternal and cordial relationships, for the restoration of peace, smart and generous in his service and who started a new family “.The Pope also pointed out that” while raising prayers for the eternal rest of these noble children of the nation Italian, I urge you to trust in the providence of God, in the hands in which the good done is not lost, especially when it is confirmed with suffering and sacrifice “.

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