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During Angelus, Pope Decries Attack at Wedding Party in Turkey

Pontiff Invites Faithful to Join in Saying Hail Mary to Remember 50 Killed, Including Women and Children

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“Sad news has reached me about the bloody attack that hit dear Turkey yesterday. Let us pray for the victims, for the dead and the injured, and we ask for the gift of peace for all.”
Pope Francis said this to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square today during his Angelus address, as he reflected on the horrific terrorist attack yesterday during a wedding party.
In the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people at a wedding party, killing at least 50, including women and children. According to President of Turkey, ISIS militants are likely behind the attack.
The Holy Father also invited those in the Square to join him in saying a Hail Mary.
As is customary, Pope Francis greeted the pilgrims present and concluded wishing everyone good Sunday and lunch, and telling them to not to forget to pray for him.
On ZENIT’s Web page:
Full Angelus Address: https://zenit.org/articles/angelus-address-on-salvation/

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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