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Pope Francis Prays for Strength for Victims, Relief Workers After Deadly US Tornadoes

National Catholic RegisterPope Francis, shown praying in St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Christ the King on Nov. 21, sent a telegram offering condolences and expressing spiritual support on Dec. 13.

The Dec. 13 message, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, was sent to Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference.