August 18, 2010. "My thoughts go at this time to the dear people of Pakistan,
who have been affected recently by serious flooding which has caused countless victims and left many families homeless. While I entrust those who have died to the loving mercy of the Almighty, I express my spiritual closeness to their families and all those suffering because of this disaster. May our solidarity and the help of the international community come to the aid of these our brothers and sisters who are suffering so much."