Vatican City, Jul 2, 2016 / 07:50 am
Pope Francis has again voiced his sorrow for another "barbarous" terrorist attack, offering his prayers for the families and victims of a July 1 a siege on a restaurant in Bangladesh left 20 people dead.
"Deeply saddened by the senseless violence perpetrated against innocent victims in Dhaka, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses heartfelt condolences and condemns such barbarous acts as offences against God and humanity," a July 2 letter signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Pope read.
The Vatican Secretary of State said that in commending the dead to God's mercy, "His Holiness gives the assurance of his prayers for the grieving families and the wounded."
The letter came the day after eight gunmen stormed the Hotel Artisan Bakery café in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, shooting and setting off explosives, according to the BBC.