Pope Francis has sent his well wishes and healing to the Midland-Odessa community by way of the San Angelo Dioceses and Bishop Michael Sis in San Angelo.

The Pope said in his statement that he will be praying alongside the community.

“His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the shooting near Midland and Odessa, and he asks you to assure all those affected by this tragedy of his spiritual closeness. He joins the entire community in praying for the eternal rest of those who died and the healing of those wounded. To all he sends his blessing as a pledge of consolation and strength in the Lord.”

Pope Francis via Bishop Michael Sis

The statement comes as the community continues to heal after seven people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in the mass shooting on Aug. 31.

Most of the injured victims are now on the road to recovery as the community continues to rally in support of those. West Texas is also rallying for the families of those who were killed raising thousands of dollars in just two weeks time.

Benefit after benefit has come and gone, with more in the works in support.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues into the shooting as law enforcement work to piece together a route and learn more about the motivations of the shooter.