Francis expresses his spiritual closeness
Pope prays for victims of fire in Iraqi hospital
16 July 2021
In a telegram sent through Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, addressed to Archbishop Mitja Leskovar, Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq, Pope Francis assures his “spiritual closeness to all affected by the tragic fire at the Covid isolation ward of the al-Hussein hospital in Nassiriya”, Iraq. “Deeply saddened”, the Pontiff — the message continues — “prays especially for those who have died and for the comfort of family and friends who mourn their loss”, and invokes upon the “patients, staff and ...