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Vatican condemns terrorist attack in Nice

July 15, 2016

The Vatican has condemned the terrorist attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead.

“We have followed during the night, with the greatest concern, the terrible news which has come from Nice,” said Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office.

“We want to make known, on the part of Pope Francis and ourselves, our sharing and solidarity in the suffering of the victims and all the French people, in what was supposed to be a great day of celebration,” Father Lombardi continued, in a reference to Bastille Day. “We condemn in an absolute manner every manifestation of homicidal folly, hatred, terrorism, and attacks against peace.”

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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Jul. 16, 2016 3:19 PM ET USA

    So far so good, but I'm waiting for them to make an Obama-like denunciation of Christianity for the Crusades. Then again, they did implicitly praise celebration of France's historical war against the Church.