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Vatican’s Declaration on Tragedy in Nice

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July 16, 2016

lombardiMESSAGES - Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, has released the following statement on the tragedy that took place last night in the French city of Nice, claiming 84 lives, and wounding dozens, leaving at least 15 -18 in critical condition. During a Bastille Day fireworks celebration, a terrorist of Franco-Tunisian descent drove a truck into the crowds that had been watching. After traveling two kilometers, eventually the driver was killed in a shootout with the police.

Below is the text of Fr. Lombardi’s message:

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Throughout the night we have followed with great concern the terrible news from Nice. On behalf of Pope Francis, we join in solidarity with the suffering of the victims and of the entire French people this day that should have been a great holiday. We condemn in the strongest way every demonstration of senseless violence, of hatred, terrorism and any attack against peace.

Source: zenit.org, 15/07/2016

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