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Pope is united in prayer with victims of terrorist attack
July 3rd, 2015 | 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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