Pope condemns Christmas-day violence, asks prayers for victims and perpetrators
Catholic World News - December 27, 2010
During his midday audience on December 26, Pope Benedict XVI condemned the violence that left more than 40 people dead in Christmas-day attacks in Nigeria, the Philippines, and Pakistan.
“Once again the earth is stained with blood,” the Pope lamented. He called for prayers for the victims of the violence, and for a conversion of the hearts of those responsible.
The Pope reminded the Sunday audience of the Scripture readings from the day’s Mass, retelling the story of the flight into Egypt. He asked for prayers for all the families that are living in exile today, having fled their homes to avoid violence.
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