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Pope’s prayer for peace in Europe

July 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope prays for victims of terror—and for the hearts of the perpetrators—as violence sweeps Europe

Pope Francis has urged all Catholics to pray for the ‘Lord to convert the hearts of the violent blinded by hatred’ after a week of shocking violence across Europe. 84 died in the French city of Nice last Thursday after a truck deliberately smashed through a Bastille Day celebration, on Monday in Germany a man with an axe who was affiliated to ISIS attacked dozens on a train, and hundreds were killed during an attempted military coup in Turkey last Friday. The Holy Father said he wanted to express his ‘closeness’ to the families of the victims and those injured in all terrorist attacks. “Let us pray for them,” he added. In a specific reference to Nice, the Pope prayed for an end to ‘terror and death’ of innocents as he expressed closeness to families and all of France mourning the loss of lives, ‘even of many children,’ in the Nice lorry attack. The... continue reading.

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July 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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