Pope expresses horror at Nigerian massacre
March 10, 2010
At the conclusion of his public audience on Wednesday, March 10, Pope Benedict XVI voiced his horror at the massacre of Christians in Nigeria and promised his prayers for the victims and their families. " Once again I say from the bottom of my heart that violence does not resolve conflicts, but only increases their tragic consequences," the Pontiff said. He urged public officials to restore order and guarantee the security in the Plateau state, where an estimated 500 people were killed.
The Holy Father also offered his prayers to the victims of a recent earthquake in Turkey and encouraged prompt relief efforts.
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