Pope Francis prays for victims of Liberia mudslide

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has sent a telegrammed of condolences to the Bishop of Gbarnga in Liberia where over 40 people were killed in a mudslide in the north of the country.


According to a Foreign Ministry release, in the massage to the Bishop of Gbarnga Pope Francis express deep sorrow for the loss of life caused by a mudslide in Gbanipea, Liberia, and has assured his prayers for all those affected.


In a telegramme signed on the Pope’s behalf by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope said he is close to all who are affected by the tragedy.


Pope Francis said he is praying for those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and for the emergency personnel who assist the victims.


President George Weah declared last Monday a day of national mourning after more than 40 people were killed in the mudslide at a mine in Nimba County.


The President also declared the region a national disaster zone and ordered authorities to isolate the area, provide security and prevent illicit mining.