World religious leaders and institutions – from Pope Francis to the leaders of Al Azhar University in Egypt – condemned the series of attacks overnight in Paris which left more than 120 people dead.
“We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening, terrorist violence and hatred which we condemn in the most radical way together with the pope and all those who love peace,” Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s chief spokesman said in a statement on Saturday (Nov. 14).
“We pray for the victims and the wounded, and for all the French people,” Lombardi said. “This is an attack on peace for all humanity, and it requires a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread the homicidal hatred in all of its forms.”
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