Pope Francis condemns bomb attack against Italian Consulate

2015-07-11 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his strong condemnation of the car bomb attack against the Italian Consulate in Cairo on Friday which killed one person. His condemnation came in a telegram sent on his behalf by the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin to the Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh Al Sisi.

In the telegram Cardinal Parolin wrote that the Pope was deeply concerned by this attack and urged “political and religious players at all levels to join together and redouble their efforts to fight the plague of terrorism and promote peace and solidarity.” He said Pope Francis also expressed “his sincere compassion to all the families and people affected by “these blind acts of violence” and assured them of his prayers.”   

(from Vatican Radio)