Pope pained by Nigeria attack


Vatican City, August 9 - Pope Francis expressed dismay during his weekly general audience on Wednesday about Sunday's attack on a church in Nigeria and reports that Christians have been targeted in a new attack in the Central African Republic.

"I am profoundly saddened by the massacre that took place last Sunday in Nigeria, inside a Church, where innocent people were killed," Francis said.
"And unfortunately this morning news reaches us of murderous violence in the Central African Republic, against Christian communities. 
"I hope that there may be an end to every form of hatred and violence, and that such shameful crimes perpetrated in places of worship, where the faithful gather to pray, may never be repeated. 
"Let us think of our brothers and sisters in Nigeria and in the Central African Republic. 

Let us pray for them, all together". At least 13 people were killed and 26 others were wounded when gunmen opened fire on worshipers at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Ozubulu near the Nigerian city of Onitsha on Sunday.
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