Vatican City, Aug 20, 2017 / 07:22 am
On Sunday Pope Francis prayed for the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Spain, Burkina Faso and Finland, asking the Lord to bring peace and to end the violence of terrorism around the world.
After praying the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis led the 10,000 people present in St. Peter's Square in a moment of silence and in a 'Hail Mary' for those killed or wounded in the most recent terrorist attacks.
"In our hearts we bear the pain of the terrorist acts that in recent days have caused many victims in Burkina Faso, Spain and Finland," he said Aug. 20.
"Let us pray for all the dead, for the wounded and for their relatives; and we plead for the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence. Let us pray together in silence and, afterwards, to Our Lady."