(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis prayed for the victims of terrorist attacks that took place in Syria on Monday.
“I exhort everyone to pray to the merciful Father, to pray to the Madonna, that [God] might give eternal rest to the victims, and consolation to their families,” the Pope said, “and might convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction.” He then led the crowd in the Hail Mary
More than 160 people were killed in the coordinated attacks on cities of Jableh and Tartus, government strongholds which had remained relatively untouched throughout the civil war, now in its sixth year.
Funerals for the victims began on Tuesday in Syria.
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