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Pope ‘greatly disturbed’ by Barcelona attack, prays for victims 

August 18, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a statement of sympathy and a promise of prayers to the victims of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain.

The Pope condemned “such an inhuman act,” and offered his support to those who were injured and “to all Catalan and Spanish society.” He condemned the “blind violence, which is a grace offense to the Creator.”

The Pope’s message was conveyed in a telegram to Archbishop José Omella y Omella of Barcelona, signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State.


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  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Aug. 18, 2017 1:04 PM ET USA

    Disturbance is not enough Holy Father. Recognize the source of the terrorism: ISIS Islamist terrorists. They are not generic terrorist attacks.