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Pope: Close in prayer to Turkish people following grave Istanbul attack
At the Angelus Pope Francis prays for the 39 dead and 69 wounded in the terrorist attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul. People of good will united against terrorism. Saying "no" to "hatred and violence and 'yes' to fraternity and reconciliation." "This year will be good to the extent that each of us, with God's help, tries to do good every day." A prayer to the Mother of God for the new year.
02/01/2017 09:10:00 TURKEY
Istanbul launches manhunt for author of New Year massacre: 39 dead and 69 wounded
A gunman opened fire with a Kalashnikov at Reina nightclub on the Bosphorus. He then escaped without leaving a trace. No official claims, but suspicions focus on the Islamic state. The condolences and prayers by Pope Francis. A bloody 2016 in Turkey.
01/01/2017 11:52:00 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrating the Holy Mother of God reminds us that we have a Mother; we are not orphans
Mass of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God and the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis indicates the "motherhood of Mary," as an antidote to the "spiritual orphan hood" that destroys our sense of belonging to a family, to a people. "Mothers are the strongest antidote to our individualistic and selfish tendencies, against our closures and apathy". "That look that frees us from orphan hood ... reminds us that we are brothers, that I belong to you, you belong to me, that we are of the same flesh."
18/01/2017 09:41:00 TURKEY
Turkish judiciary issues 243 arrest warrants for members of military
The military are stationed in 54 provinces of the country. The measure part of the tens of thousands of arrests following the attempted coup of July. The suspects allegedly used an encrypted messaging system also used by Islamic preacher Gülen. Uzbek arrested for New Year massacre in Istanbul confesses.
17/01/2017 09:14:00 TURKEY
Istanbul: Masharipov, Uzbek jihadist behind New Year massacre, arrested
The police arrested the main suspect in the attack on the nightclub, which killed 39 people. He was in the suburban district of Esenyurt, hosted by other Islamic State militants. Relief and satisfaction of Turkish authorities. Deputy prime minister confirms: "Our war on terror continues".
01/01/2018 13:08:00 VATICAN
Pope: Let us not suppress hope in the hearts of migrants and refugees!
During the Angelus, Pope Francis called on everyone to "be committed to ensuring a future of peace for refugees, migrants and everyone [else].” He also expressed appreciation "for the many initiatives of prayer and action for peace" all over the world, and offered his greetings for the New Year.
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