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Florida shooting: Shaken, saddened by senseless hatred, says Pope Francis

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said that the Pope was shaken and saddened by the "homicidal folly and senseless hatred" of the attack.

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Pope Francis has expressed horror and condemnation over the mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday in which 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded, according to Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.

In a statement, Lombardi said the Pope was shaken and saddened by the “homicidal folly and senseless hatred” of the attack.

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“We all hope that ways may be found, as soon as possible, to effectively identify and contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence,” the statement said.

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First published on: 13-06-2016 at 09:08:58 am
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