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Pope prays for mothers, Afghan terror attack victims

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Pope Francis greeted all mothers during his Sunday address and prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan.

As the world celebrated Mothers’ Day on May 9, the Catholic leader greeted all mothers, including those who have died. “We greet all the mothers of the world, even those who have passed away,” said the pope. “A round of applause for mothers!”

He made a separate appeal at the Sunday Regina Coeli address seeking prayers for the victims of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan, Vatican News reported.

At least 50 people, mostly students leaving a girls’ secondary school, were killed on May 9 in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

It is an “inhumane action,” the pope said as he asked people to pray for the victims and their families. “And may God grant peace to Afghanistan,” he prayed.

The pope also expressed concern over the violence and increasing tension in Colombia and prayed for its people.

 

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