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Pope expresses horror at 'barbaric killing' of priest inside French church

Two Men Armed With Knives On Tuesday Took Several People Hostage At A Church In France's Northern Normandy Region, Police Sources Said.

PTI | Updated on: 26 Jul 2016, 05:42:12 PM
Pope Francis expresses horror at 'barbaric killing' of priest in France


Pope Francis has expressed his horror at the “barbaric killing” of a priest during a hostage-taking at a church in France today.

“The pope shares the pain and horror of this absurd violence,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said, adding that the attack created “immense pain and worry”.

Francis issued “the most severe condemnation of all forms of hatred” and said he was appalled “because this horrific violence took place in a church, a sacred place” and involved the “barbaric” killing of a priest.

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First Published : 26 Jul 2016, 05:35:00 PM

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