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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pope Denounces Attacks in Mumbai

Pope Benedict appealed for an end to all acts of terrorism today in a telegram of condolences for the victims of the attacks in Mumbai, India.
The telegram states that Pope Benedict is “deeply concerned at the outbreak of violence” and expresses his “spiritual closeness to the public authorities, citizens, and all those affected”.

It goes on to denounce all acts of terrorism, as an offence to “the human family” that “severely destabilizes the peace and solidarity needed to build a civilization worthy of mankind’s noble vocation to love God and neighbour”.
The archbishop of Mumbai, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, today urged the International Community to remain close to his city and nation..

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