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Pope Francis decries attack on Nigerian churchgoers, violence in CAR

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an end to “every form of hatred and violence”, especially those “perpetrated in places of worship, where the faithful gather to pray”. He was referring to an attack on Catholics attending Sunday ...

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Pope Francis sends condolences for Nigeria church attack

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday sent a message of condolences following an attack at a Church in southeastern Nigeria. At least 11 people were killed and 18 others were wounded when gunmen opened fire on worshippers who had gathered ...

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Pope Francis: prayers for victims of Stockholm terror attack

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday renewed his condemnation of last week’s terror attack in Stockholm, Sweden, entrusting the victims of Friday’s attack to Our Lord and Our Lady. Pope Francis made his appeal in remarks to the faithful gathered ...

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Pope prays for victims of attack on Coptic church in Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 9, 2017 / 04:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a bomb blast killed over 20 people and wounded several others during Palm Sunday celebrations in Egypt, Pope Francis voiced his closeness to the Coptic nation, and prayed for ...

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Pope Francis expresses condolences following Quebec attack

(Vatican Radio) On Monday morning, following the usual Mass at the Pope’s residence in the Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father met with Cardinal Gérald Cyprien LaCroix, assuring the Archbishop of Quebec City of his prayers for the victims of ...

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Attack on Cairo’s Coptic Orthodox cathedral kills 25

Cairo, Egypt, Dec 11, 2016 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At least 25 persons were killed Sunday when a bomb exploded at a chapel attached to St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, and dozens more were injured. “Vicious terrorism ...

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Love can be only response to evil, Pope tells attack survivors

Vatican City, Sep 24, 2016 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the face of the devil’s assaults, we must respond as God would, promoting respect for others and extending love and forgiveness to those who have harmed us, Pope Francis ...

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Vatican condemns Nice attack as ‘homicidal madness’

Vatican City, Jul 15, 2016 / 02:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Updated July 15, 2016, at 12:23 local time to include a letter from the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, His Excellency André Marceau, Bishop of Nice. After a ...

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Bangladesh attack an offense against God, humanity, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2016 / 08:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has again voiced his sorrow for another “barbarous” terrorist attack, offering his prayers for the families and victims of a July 1 a siege on a restaurant in ...

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Crucifix smashed in attack on emblematic Chilean church

Santiago, Chile, Jun 14, 2016 / 06:39 am (CNA).- In what is being lamented as a heinous act of desecration, an emblematic Catholic church in Santiago de Chile was brutally attacked after a recent student march, with masked individuals stealing ...

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