Sending love and prayers to all affected by this tragedyThe 6.3-magnitude quake struck at 0330 (0130 GMT) close to L'Aquila city, 95km (60 miles) north-east of Rome.
A civil protection official said 3,000 to 10,000 buildings in the medieval city may have been damaged.
And as many as 50,000 people are feared to have been made homeless.
May God and The Angels protect and help heal
And so it is
Love and light,