Pope Francis condemns Kongsberg killings: “I stand with the victims’ families”

Pope FrancisPhoto: AP / Andrew Medichini

On Sunday, Pope Francis condemned the killings of five people in Kongsberg and reminded people that violence breeds violence.

During Sunday prayer in St. Peter’s Square, the pope also condemned Friday’s massacre of more than 60 people in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar and the assassination of British MP David Amess.

“Last week, several attacks were carried out, for example, in Norway, Afghanistan, and England, and they resulted in many dead and wounded,” the pope said.

“I stand with the victims’ families,” he emphasized.

The pope came forward with a clear message to all those who resort to violence.

“I ask you to stop using violence. Violence always loses; violence is a defeat for everyone,” he said.

“Let us remember that violence breeds violence,” the pope added.

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