Pope Francis mourns victims of Thai daycare centre attack
By Vatican News staff reporter
More than 30 people died, including 23 children, in a violent attack at a daycare centre for children in the northeast of Bangkok, Thailand.
Police have identified the attacker as an ex-policemen who burst into the daycare in a horrific rampage, killing mostly children. It is one of the worst child death tolls in a massacre by a single killer in recent history.
In response, Pope Francis sent a telegram, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, expressing his “deep sadness” and offering his heartfelt condolences to those affected by the attack.
Praying for peace and perseverance
Pope Francis implored “divine healing and consolation” upon those affected by the attacks.
He prayed that “in this hour of immense sadness,” the injured and the grieving families might be able to draw “support and strength from the solidarity of their neighbours and fellow citizens.”
Finally, the Pope invoked the “blessings of peace and perseverance in every good”.