Pope Francis prays for victims of massacre
Pope Francis has said prayers for the victims of the tragedy in Nice, France.
National Catholic Register reports that the pontiff prayed for victims of the massacre, as well, as citizens of Nice, and France, as a nation.
“The pain of the massacre is alive in our hearts.
May God, the good Father, welcome all the victims in his peace, sustain the wounded, and comfort their families,” he said.
The Holy Father also prayed against “every plan for terror and death”, while extending “a fatherly and brotherly embrace to all the inhabitants of Nice, and all of the French nation.”
Vatican Radio reports that the Pope also called Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice, who expressed his appreciation for the gesture.
“The image of all the flowers, the letters, the toys that have been put on the Promenade to pay tribute to the victims is an image that no one will be able to forget, but the Pope’s words and the comfort he brings alleviates this terrible memory and gives strength and hope to all” he said.
Nice suffered a huge loss when a man drove into a crowd, killing about 80 people, including 10 children, on July 14, 2016.
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