‘‘The Holy Father condemns the blind violence which causes so much suffering and implores God to grant us the gift of peace’’. Pope Francis wrote these words in a telegram with his condolences, which was signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and sent to the Archbishop of Malines-Bruxelles, Mons. Jozef De Kesel. Bergoglio who has learned about the attacks in Brussels, which have struck many people, entrusts those who have died to God and joins their relatives’ grief in prayer.
‘‘He expresses his deep solidarity to the injured, their families, and all those people who are working to rescue them, asking the Lord to bequeath them solace and consolation in this test. The Holy Father condemns again the blind violence that causes so much sufferance and implores God to grant us the gift piece, invoking the benefice of divine benediction both for the grieving families and for the Belgians’’.
In view of the numerous rites, which the Pontiff will have to preside on the occasion of Easter, security has been potentiated around the city of Vatican. In any case, ‘‘the celebrations scheduled during the Holy Week’’ of the Pope are not going to be changed, – reports the head of the Vatican Press Office, father Federico Lombardi. Security measures, which have been already implemented for the Jubilee Year, will be reinforced throughout the entire city of Rome.