Pope condemns Egypt church blast, appeals for end to terror

Last Updated: April 9, 2017
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Pope Francis urged for the end to terror in his Sunday service, the pontiff condemned the blast that killed and injured dozen people in the Coptic church in the Nile Delta.

The hostile between the religious minorities is the most disgusting thing, which leads to the escalating of terror and causes only death and hate. The Islamist militants blasted the Coptic church in the Nile Delta to kill the people and to seed the fear. Pope Francis prays for those who were killed or injured during this inhuman act.

The Palm Sunday Mass of the pontiff gathered tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope hasn’t commented regarding the Middle East crisis, so today’s mass enlightened not only terror act in the Egyptian Coptic church but the tensions escalated following the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base on Tuesday.

Both acts took many lives, in a chemical weapons attack 87 people were killed, while blast killed at least 21. The Pope stressed:

“I pray for the dead and the victims. May the Lord convert the hearts of people who sow terror, violence and death and even the hearts of those who produce and traffic in weapons,”

he said in hastily prepared comments at the end of the mass in Vatican.

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