The Vatican released a copy of the telegram sent to the Archbishop of San Antonio regarding the church shootings in Texas.
The Most Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller
Archbishop of San Antonio
Deeply grieved by news of the loss of life and grave injuries caused by the act of senseless violence perpetrated at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the Holy Father asks you kindly to convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded, to the members of the congregation, and to the entire local community. He asks our Lord Jesus Christ to console all who mourn and to grant them the spiritual strength that triumphs over violence and hatred by the power of forgiveness, hope and reconciling love.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State