Once Tragedy: The Pope sent his condolences
The Vatican, February 23, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI expressed extremely distressed by the tragedy that unfolded in the station of Once, with a formation of the Sarmiento railroad, where 50 people died and 703 were injured.
His message was addressed to the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, where he offered “fervent votes to the Almighty for the eternal repose of the dead.”
Benedict asked Bergoglio that “transmit the pope’s condolences to the families who mourn loss sensitive, along with expressions of affection, solidarity and comfort to those injured and affected by the tragic event.”
“As a sign of hope in the risen Lord, the successor of Peter taught at this time of sadness, a special Apostolic Blessing,” the statement said.