07/12/2006, 00.00
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Pope's condolences to the victims of the Mumbai attacks, senseless acts against humanity

In a telegram to India's civil and church authorities, Benedict XVI invokes the divine gifts of consolation and comfort.

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – "Senseless acts against humanity" is how Benedict XVI describes the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in a telegram of condolences sent to India's civil and church authorities.

Signed by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State, the telegram read:

"Deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI assures all affected of his spiritual closeness in prayer. While deploring these senseless acts against humanity, the Holy Father commends the many deceased to the loving mercy of the almighty. Upon their grieving families and the numerous injured he invokes the divine gifts of strength, consolation and comfort.

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