Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Monday 23 May |
Saint of the Day: St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk
Aleteia logo
News
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Vatican Issues First Statement in Response to Paris Terrorist Attacks

WEB-POPE-FRANCIS-SKULL-CAP-BACK-Antoine-Mekary-Aleteia

Antoine Mekary/ALETEIA

Diane Montagna - published on 11/13/15 - updated on 06/07/17

Latest reports estimate 160 dead ...

VATICAN CITY — Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, has issued a first statement in response to Friday evening’s terrorist attacks at six locations in Paris, which have left an estimated 160 people dead and a possible 100 additional people injured. Five attackers are also reported dead.

Fr. Lombardi’s statement came at 2am Saturday morning Rome-time and reads as follows:

“At the Vatican we are following the terrible news from Paris. We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening terrorist violence and hatred which we condemn in the most radical way, together with the pope and all those who love peace. We pray for the victims and the wounded, and for all the French people. This is an attack on the peace of all mankind which requires a decisive and supportive response by all of us to counter the spread of homicidal hatred in all of its forms.”

Translation by Diane Montagnaof Aleteia’s English edition.

Tags:
Pope Francis
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.