.- Pope Benedict XVI joined millions of Londoners today who, during the morning commute observed two minutes of silence to mark the one week anniversary of a series of bomb attacks which rocked that city. All across Europe, traffic and business will stop as mourners honor the 52 slain victims of the explosions.
According to Joaquin Navarro-Valls, Vatican press office director, the Holy Father, who is currently vacationing the northwest Italian alps, participated in the two minutes of silence from his vacation spot to honor the victims killed in London on July 7th.
Navarro-Valls is accompanying the Pope, on holiday at Les Combes in the Valle d'Aosta announced today around noon that Benedict "prayed for the victims of terrorism, for their families and, specifically, for peace. He also prayed that such acts of violence are not repeated."
The press office director also noted that the Pope prays the Angelus every day, and that "on this occasion he prayed for the needs of the world."