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‘How Long Will the Afghan People Have to Endure This Inhumane Violence?’ Asks Pope

During Angelus, Pope Francis Condemns ‘Terrible Massacre’ in Kabul

Pope Francis has condemned the ‘terrible massacre’ in Kabul.

During his Angelus address, the Pope told the faithful in St. Peter’s Square that he expresses his condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the terrorist attack in the Afghan city of Kabul.

Yesterday from Afghanistan came the painful news of the terrible terrorist massacre carried out in the capital Kabul, with more than a hundred dead and numerous wounded.

A few days ago another serious attack, always in Kabul, the Pontiff lamented, sowed terror and death in a large hotel.

“How long will the Afghan people have to endure this inhumane violence?” he said.

Pope Francis called on those gathered to join him in praying in silence for all the victims and their families, adding, we pray for those in that country who continue to work toward building peace.




About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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