Pope condemns ‘cruel abominations’ of Belgium attacks


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A man places flowers on a street memorial March 23 following bomb attacks in Brussels. Three nearly simultaneous attacks March 22 claimed the lives of dozens and injured more than 200. (CNS photo/Francois Lenoir, Reuters) See POPE-BRUSSELS-BOMBINGS March 23, 2016.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Assuring his prayers for the victims and families of the terrorist attack in Brussels, Pope Francis condemned the “cruel abominations” and prayed for the conversion of those who adhere to violent fundamentalism.

“To all, I ask that you persevere in prayer and in asking the Lord in this Holy Week to comfort the hearts of the afflicted and to convert the hearts of those people taken in by cruel fundamentalism,” the pope said at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square March 23. For complete article go to: