“My presence will go with you,
and I will give you rest.” - Exodus 33:14

Dear Moderator,
Dear sisters and brothers,

I write to you on behalf of myself and the WCC global fellowship, to offer our prayers and condolences to you and to all your compatriots after the tragic collapse of the motorway bridge in Genoa.

Our hearts go out to you in sympathy and solidarity. We are saddened by this accident, and we pray for all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

We pray that the God of life will be with you, to comfort and console, to heal and help the many victims’ families and all the people of Italy in this time of sorrow.

Yours in Christ,
Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri
Acting General Secretary
World Council of Churches


N.B.: This letter was sent to the moderator of the Waldensian Church; similar letters were sent to the Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy and the Evangelical Methodist Church in Italy.