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Pope assures prayers for victims in Barcelona


Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 08/17/17

Expresses his closeness to the people of Spain

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Pope Francis is praying for the victims of today’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, a Vatican statement said.

Greg Burke, director of the Vatican press office, noted the Holy Father’s “great concern” at learning of the attack, which killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100.

A van rammed through crowds in Barcelona, the latest in the series of terrorist attacks using this strategy of driving vehicles into crowds. The Spanish Prime Minister described it as an act of “jihadi terrorism.”

Burke’s statement said the pope is praying for the victims and expressed the pontiff’s closeness to “the whole Spanish people, particularly the injured and the families of the victims.”


Read more:
Terror in Barcelona: At least 13 die when van plows through crowd

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