C o m m u n i q u é
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent to the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, the following message:
"On behalf of myself and of all the Italian people, I would like to express my most compassionate closeness to the families of all the victims and of those injured - as well as to Canada's whole Muslim community - for the vile act of violence that has struck them.
Italy staunchly condemns this other atrocious act of inconceivable brutality and reaffirms its full support in combating all forms of barbarian and murderous violence.
It is with these sentiments, Mr Governor General, that I convey to you and to all Canadian citizens my deepest-felt condolences, along with my sincerest wishes for the prompt recovery of all the people injured."
Roma, 31 January 2017