Pope Francis condemns violent attacks around the world

Pope Francis on October 17 condemned the attacks this week in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, which claimed the lives of many innocent people.

Pope Francis during prayers in St. Peter, Vatican October 17, 2021. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis during prayers in St. Peter, Vatican October 17, 2021. Photo: AFP

During the prayer service in St. Peter, Vatican, Pope Francis sends his condolences to the families of the ill-fated victims and urges the extremists to abandon the path of violence, which has always been the cause of loss, bringing pain as well as pain. failure for everyone. The Pope stressed that violence will always only cause violence and he prayed for a peaceful world.

At least 41 people were killed and 70 injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar on October 15. The terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS) has claimed to be the mastermind of this attack.

Previously, on October 13, a Danish subject used a bow and arrow to kill 5 people in the town of Kongsberg, in the southeast region of Norway. This 37-year-old suspect has converted to Islam and was once under surveillance due to suspicions of extremism. Also on October 15, MP David Amess, 69, of Britain's Conservative Party, was stabbed to death by a man while meeting voters in a church in the town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. , east of London.

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