Pope on Manchester Tragedy: ‘We Weep for Those Lost’

During Regina Caeli, Says We Are Close to Families, Pray for Victims of Terrible Attack Last Sunday

Angelus / Foto: Francesco Sforza - © PHOTO.VA - OSSERVATORE ROMANO

“We are close to the families and those who weep for those lost,” Pope Francis has said, decrying the terrorist attack in Manchester following an Ariana Grande concert on Sunday, May 22.

The Pope reiterated his condolences to the pilgrims and visitors gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his Regina Caeli address yesterday, May 28.

On Monday, Pope Francis sent his condolences, in a telegram, to the loved ones of those killed or injured toward the conclusion of the concert of the young American singer, Ariana Grande. The explosion, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, claimed the lives of at least 22 people, including young people and children, and injured dozens more.

After reciting the midday prayer yesterday, Pope Francis said: “We also pray for the victims of the terrible attack on Manchester last Monday, where so many young lives have been cruelly taken.”

“We are close to the families and weep for those lost,” he said.

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On ZENIT’s Web page:

Full Angelus: https://zenit.org/articles/regina-coeli-address-on-the-ascension-churchs-greatest-dignity/

Telegram: https://zenit.org/articles/pope-sends-telegram-for-terrorist-attack-at-concert-in-manchester/

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