Pope Francis sent a message to Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, expressing his “closeness” to him and to the Nicaraguan people, following the attack on the Cathedral of Managua, which damaged the image of the Blood of Christ crucified and the Tabernacle with the Most Blessed Sacrament.
“Dear Brother, I accompany you in grief over this vandalism: I am close to you and to your people. I pray for all of you. Please, do not forget to pray for me. May Jesus bless you and the Holy Virgin look after you. Fraternally, Francis,” wrote the Pontiff by hand.
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