VATICAN CITY, April 21 – Pope Francis today attacked at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as "cruel violence" and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter.
The blasts, which hospital and police more than 400 peo plea, followed a major in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
"I learned with sadness and pain of the news of the grave attacks that today, Easter, brought mourning and pain to churches and Other places where people were gathered in Sri Lanka, "Pope Francis told tens of thousands of people in St Peter's Square to hear his Easter Sunday" Urbi et Orbi "(to the city and the world) message.
Express my affectionate closeness to the Christian community, while it was gathered in prayer, and to all the victims of such cruel violence, "said Francis, who visited Sri Lanka in 2015.
" tragically died and I pray for the wounded and for all those who are suffering as a result of this dramatic event, ”he said. – Reuters