Everyone should read what Pope Francis said following the Paris attacks

Ellen Stewart
Sunday 15 November 2015 14:30
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Since news of the horror in Paris broke, Pope Francis has been vocal over his sadness and distraught.

Speaking during Sunday Mass the Pope condemned the Paris terror attacks, calling it "blasphemy" to use the name of God to justify "violence and hatred."

He went on to express his shock at the sheer "barbarity" of the attacks, telling crowds in St Peter's Square:

We wonder how can it come to the heart of man to conceive and carry out of such horrible events...

...the road of violence and hatred does not resolve humanity's problems. And using the name of God to justify this road is blasphemy.

On Saturday Pope Francis also voiced that there is "no justification for these things".

In a an interview with TV 2000, he said he was "moved and pained" by the events in the French capital.

I am close to the people of France, to the families of the victims, and I am praying for all of them.

These things are hard to understand.

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