Pope Francis sent a message through the Vatican Foreign Minister assuring the Church in France of his closeness following the attack on the Catholic Basilica of Nice.
Articles by staff of Vatican News
Pope Francis expressed grief and prayed for the Church in France following Thursday’s killing of three pitiful people at Notre Dame Cathedral.
A message to Bishop André Marceau of Nice sent by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin to the Pope about closeness.
“To be informed of the barbaric attack that took place this morning at a church in Nice, which caused the deaths of some innocent people, Pope Francis joined in prayer with the grief of families. get affected and share their sadness. He asked God to bring them comfort and he praised the victims with his mercy. ”
“Condemning such acts of violent terror in the most forceful way possible, he assured the French Catholic Community and all French people of his closeness and he called for solidarity. Confessing France under the protection of Our Lady, he wholeheartedly bestowed the Apostle̵7;s Blessings to all those affected by this tragedy.
Separately, a statement by Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office, said the pope was praying for all those affected by the brutal attack and that everyone could react to the delegation. Conclusion, responding to evil with good:
“It was a painful moment, in a moment of confusion. Terror and violence could never be accepted. Today’s attack sowed death in a place full of love and comfort. The Pope is informed of the situation and closeness to the Catholic mourning community.He prays for the victims and their loved ones, for the violence to end, for us can return to see themselves as brothers and sisters, not enemies, so that the beloved people of France, united, can respond to evil with good “.