Palm Sunday: Pope decries suffering caused by terrorism

Posted April 9, 2017 7:59 pm by Associated Press

Pope Francis on Sunday decried a deadly attack on a Coptic church in Egypt during Palm Sunday celebrations, just weeks before his planned visit to Cairo.
The pontiff expressed his “deep condolences” to the Coptic patriarch, Tawadros II, calling him “my brother,” to the Coptic Church and “all of the dear Egyptian nation,” and said he was praying for the dead and injured in the attack that occurred just hours earlier as Francis himself was marking Palm Sunday in St Peter’s Square.
The pontiff asked God “to convert the hearts of those who spread terror, violence and death, and also the hearts

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