Pope Francis sends condolences to Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki and victims of Waukesha Parade Attack

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- According to a news release from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Wednesday, Pope Francis reached out to Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki to send his assurance of his spiritual closeness to the archbishop all those impacted by the Waukesha Parade Attack.

The release shows that the message was sent through the Pope's Secretary of State.

"To the most reverend Jerome E. Listecki Archbishop of Milwaukee, the Holy Father asks you kindly to convey the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all affected by the tragic incident that recently took place in Waukesha," Pope Francis said. "He commends the souls of those who died to almighty God's loving mercy and implores the divine gifts of healing and consolation upon the injured and bereaved. He joins you in asking the Lord to bestow upon everyone the spiritual strength which triumphs over violence and overcomes evil with good (cf. Rom 12:21)."

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