Barcelona cardinal condemns ‘deplorable’ referendum violence

Posted October 2, 2017 7:17 am by Staff Reporter

The Archbishop of Barcelona has condemned the violence during Sunday’s Catalan independence referendum as “deplorable”. Speaking towards the end of voting, Cardinal Juan José Omella called for a “peaceful and democratic outcome to the situation” and pleaded for “the God of peace” to intervene. Violent clashes broke out across the Spanish region on Sunday as police tried to crack down on the…

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