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Italian cardinal decries anti-Christian violence

January 06, 2011

The president of the Italian bishops’ conference spoke out against the recent worldwide wave of anti-Christian violence during his homily at a Mass for the feast of the Epiphany.

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa referred to bloody attacks on Christians in Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, and elsewhere. "Together with the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, we are stunned in the face of religious intolerance and so much violence, and we are asking ourselves, in sorrow: Why?" he said


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