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Pope: Attack on Pakistan Hospital Is 'Senseless and Brutal'

Most victims were lawyers mourning a colleague who had been killed earlier in the day

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Pope Francis has condemned another terrorist attack. The victims this time were gathered at a hospital in Pakistan.
The Taliban and ISIS are both claiming responsibility for the suicide bombing of a hospital in Quetta on Monday that resulted in the deaths of at least 70 people
The Holy Father, through his secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent a telegram of condolences.
Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life following the attack on a hospital in Quetta, His Holiness Pope Francis sends heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased, to the authorities and to the entire nation, as he offers the assurance of his prayers for the many injured victims of this senseless and brutal act of violence.  Upon all who mourn and upon all who have been affected by this tragedy, His Holiness invokes the divine gifts of consolation and strength.
The majority of the victims were lawyers who had gathered to mourn the assassination of the president of the Baluchistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi, who was killed earlier in the day.

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Kathleen Naab

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