04/05/2017, 11.33
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Pope: "horrified" by the massacres in Syria and Russia

"Stop deplore the unacceptable massacre that took place yesterday in Idlib province”.  An appeal to" those who have political responsabilities, on a local and international level, to halt this tragedy."

Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Pope Francis has expressed his horror and condemnation of the attacks that have hit Syria and Russia in recent days. After the general audience today, he said: "My thoughts go at this moment to serious attack in recent days in the St. Petersburg subway, which resulted in casualties and loss of life among the population. As I entrust to God's mercy those who have tragically been lost, I express my spiritual closeness to their families and to all those who suffer because of this tragic event. "

"We look on in horror - he added – I firmly deplore the unacceptable carnage that took place yesterday in Idlib province, where scores of helpless people, including many children, were killed. I pray for the victims and their families, and I appeal he consciences of those who have political responsibilities, on a local and international level, to halt this tragedy and bring relief to the population that has been sorely tried by war for far too long. In addition, I encourage the efforts of those who, despite insecurity and distress, strive to get help to the inhabitants of that region ".

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