Pope Francis has declared that his heart is “broken” over Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas.
He also said he wanted to see an end to the “indiscriminate trafficking of weapons.”
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During his weekly audience general in the Vatican on Wednesday the Pope said that his heart was broken over the massacre at the primary school in Texas and that he was praying for the children and adults that were killed, along with their families
“It is time to say ‘no more’ to the indiscriminate trafficking of weapons,” he said “Let us all strive to ensure that such tragedies can never happen again.”
Francis was “deeply saddened to learn of the tragic shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde,” states the telegram written by the Vatican Secretary of State at the pope’s behest.
“Assuring those affected by this attack of his spiritual closeness, His Holiness joins the entire community in commending the souls of those children and teachers who died to Almighty God’s loving mercy and he implores the divine gifts of healing and consolation upon the injured and bereaved,” it reads
“With firm faith in the Risen Christ, through whom every evil will be overcome by good, he prays that those tempted to violence will choose instead the path of fraternal solidarity and love,” it closes, along with the promise of his apostolic blessing.
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