Vatican City, Mar 14, 2016 / 09:01 am
Pope Francis sent his condolences to the president of Turkey where a terrorist attack Sunday left dozens dead.
"Deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life caused by the bombing in Ankara, His Holiness Pope Francis assures the Turkish people of his spiritual closeness and solidarity," reads the telegram, addressed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
"He prays for the eternal rest of those who have died and for all who mourn their loss, as well as for the recovery of those affected by this heinous act of violence."
At least 36 people were killed March 13 after a bomb was detonated in the capital city of Ankara.