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The Pontiff deeply affected by news of flooding in Germany

16 July 2021
Upon learning of the devastating flash floods in Germany caused by the heaviest rainfall in a century, on Thursday evening, 15 July, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. through Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, expressing his sorrow. The Holy Father was “deeply affected” upon learning of “the news of the severe storm and floods in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate”, reads the telegram, and assures ...

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