Pope Benedict to terrorists: ‘Stop, in God’s name’

.- During yesterday’s noontime Angelus prayer at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict expressed his "profound grief over the atrocious terrorist attacks in London last Thursday", and implored terrorists to “stop, in God’s name.” The Holy Father called for prayers "for those killed, for the injured and for their loved ones," in the wake of what is being called one of the worst terrorist attacks since 9-11.

The Pope also asked the faithful to pray "for the perpetrators of the attack: may the Lord touch their hearts."

He added, "To those who nourish feelings of hatred, and to those who carry out such repugnant terrorist acts I say: God loves life, which He created, and not death. Stop, in God's name."

Last weeks bombings rocked London’s mass transit system during the rush hour commute Thursday killing 50 and injuring some 700.

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