Vatican City, Jan 30, 2017 / 09:34 am
Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal Gérald Lacroix of Quebec, conveying his sorrow for the victims of a shooting the night before in a mosque in Quebec City. He condemned the attack, saying Christians and Muslims should unite in prayer over the tragedy.
According to a Vatican communique, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Lacroix Jan. 30 following his morning Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta.
The Pope's condolences were also communicated in a message to the cardinal sent by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, which said that the Pope "entrusts to the mercy of God the people who have lost their lives and he unites himself in prayer to the sorrow of those close to them."
Six people were killed and 17 injured after gunmen opened fire inside the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec during evening prayers Jan. 29.