Vatican City, Jul 24, 2016 / 05:23 am
On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims, and stressing the importance of prayer in the face of threats against "safety and peace."
"At this time, our spirit is once more shaken by the sad news relating to the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence which have caused suffering and death," the Pope said in an appeal after the weekly Angelus at the Vatican.
In his July 24 address, the Pontiff spoke in reference to "the dramatic events in Munich, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan, where the lives of numerous innocent people have been lost."
"I am near to the families of the victims and the wounded," he said. "I invite you to join in my prayer, in order that the Lord may inspire all good and fraternal resolutions."