On behalf of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human, Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, wishes to extend his deepest sorrow and condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of the plane crash near Addis Abeba; he offers his prayful support.
His Eminence, together with the entire staff of the Dicastery, remember in their prayers all those who have died in the crash, especially Victor Shangai Tsang, the UNEP delegate, who was on his way to Kenya for the UN Environmental Assembly having just participated in the International Conference on “Religions and Sustainable Development Goals", organized by the Dicastery from 7th to 9th March, 2019 in the Vatican, as well as those representatives of the world of cooperation and charity, including the members of Catholic Relief Services (CRS): Sara Chalachew, Getnet Alemayehu, Sintayehu Aymeku, e Mulusew Alemu. May they all find rest in the Peace of Christ.
Now, we turn to God the Father in the hope that their commitment to promoting the dignity of the human person and their care for Creation everywhere in the world, would inspire many others to follow the same vision and work.