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"The earthquake which has struck your country has brought with it devastation and loss of life on an unimaginable scale. Like many others, I have watched with increasing horror as the death toll in Pakistan has grown, claiming the lives of tens of thousands of your fellow citizens. I send you now the promise of my prayers and the prayers of Scotland's Catholic community as you come to terms with your loss and begin to rebuild
Your shattered communities."
Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien
Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
0141 221 1168