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Pope denounces terror attacks on Jordan
Pope denounces terror attacks on Jordan

.- Earlier today, Pope Benedict sent a message to Jordan’s King Abdullah II, condemning yesterday’s bombing attacks on three hotels in the capital city of Amman and calling them “cruel acts of violence and disrespect for human life.”
 
Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano sent the message, in the Holy Father‘s name, to King Abdullah following three separate terror attacks which killed 57 people and injured at least 115.

Iraq’s Al Qaeda group, led by Jordanian militant, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have claimed responsibility for the blasts.

According to Cardinal Sodano, the Pope said he was "Deeply saddened to learn of the cruel acts of violence and disrespect for law and human life perpetrated in the city of Amman,” and expressed “heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty, to the families of the deceased and to the entire nation.”

“Remembering the victims and injured in his prayers,” the Cardinal continued, “the Holy Father invokes the divine gifts of consolation upon those who mourn, and unfailing courage upon all who work for lasting peace and respect for human rights in the Middle East."


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