Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Telegram from the Holy Father:
THE MOST REVEREND FRANCIS X. DILORENZOVT's page with updates.
BISHOP OF RICHMOND (U.S.A)
DEEPLY SADDENED BY NEWS OF THE SHOOTING AT VIRGINIA TECH, HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI HAS ASKED ME TO CONVEY THE ASSURANCE OF HIS HEARTFELT PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL COMMUNITY. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS SENSELESS TRAGEDY HE ASKS GOD OUR FATHER TO CONSOLE ALL THOSE WHO MOURN AND TO GRANT THEM THAT SPIRITUAL STRENGTH WHICH TRIUMPHS OVER VIOLENCE BY THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS, HOPE AND RECONCILING LOVE.
CARDINAL TARCISIO BERTONE
SECRETARY OF STATE.
The aftermath: Godbless VT blog with updates on missing people.
:: UPDATE :: Facebook is buzzing with all kinds of stuff related to the VT tragedy. One of the groups, "A tribute to those who passed at the Virginia Tech Shooting" has added nearly 200,000 people, from around the world, in just over a day. This is a record for Facebook, and despite some technical difficulties, they've kept it going. There are links to Youtube videos of the vigil, and so on. (In the 15 minutes since I first surfed to the page, some 2000 joined the group.)
Online Memorial, including brief profiles of those killed.
More disturbingly, it seems that nutjob Fred Phelps, is planning a protest at the students' funerals! I'm all for free speech, but aren't there limits?