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Pope is united in prayer with victims of terrorist attack

July 3rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Holy Father expresses solidarity with those who have suffered after gunman’s rampage in Tunisia

Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with victims of Friday’s terror attacks in Tunisia. As the SCO went to press, a total of 30 Britons are thought to have died in a gunman’s attack on a tourist resort of Sousse, with Scots among the dead. Dozens more people have been reported injured.

Tunisian authorities have arrested several people on suspicion of helping the gunman Seifeddine Rezgui, who had links to the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS).

In a telegram to the Tunisian Government, the Holy Father said he was united in prayer with the relatives of the victims. He prayed, too, for the souls of those who perished in the attacks, and offered his condolences to those who were wounded and to their families, praying that the Lord might give them ‘comfort and consolation in their trials.’ The telegram was sent by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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In this pool photo taken on Monday, July 6, 2015 and made available on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Pope Francis, delivers his speech as he celebrates a Mass at the Samanes park in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Francis is making his first visit as Pope to his Spanish-speaking neighborhood. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

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Mark of a priest: Preferring nothing to Christ, says Archbishop Cushley

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Holy See recognises Palestine, commits to religious freedom

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St Mary’s bids fond farewell to headteacher

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Awards for pupils who were inspired by siblings

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Sacramental help launch at Rutherglen High

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St Helen’s pupils take inspiration from Holy Father with recent foodbank drive

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