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Archbishop's Message of Sympathy and Support

Tuesday 28th December 2004

To the people of Asia and parts of Africa affected by the devastation caused by Sunday's earthquake.

In a personal letter to Anglican leaders in the region Dr Williams said:

"This tragedy has had a devastating impact in Asia; it is also felt here in Britain and across the world. Every life lost is a personal tragedy for each family and our hearts go out to the bereaved and injured. The hardship caused by this devastation will be a challenge to many and will require the help and support of the world community. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers at this time."

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