Published On: Tue, Mar 29th, 2016

Pope condemns Lahore suicide bombing

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VATICAN CITY:

Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the “abhorrent” suicide bombing which killed scores in Lahore.

“Yesterday in Pakistan, Holy Easter was bloodied by an abhorrent attack,” the pontiff told a crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square in his Angelus blessing on Easter Monday.

“Once again, violence and heinous murder lead only to suffering and destruction.”

“I appeal to the civil authorities and to all the social constituents of this nation to do everything in their power to restore safety and serenity to the population, particularly the most vulnerable religious minorities”, he said.

More than 70 people were killed on Sunday in the suicide bombing near a children’s play area in a park in Lahore, where many had gathered to celebrate Easter.

The Vatican condemned the attack as “fanatical violence against Christian minorities”. –AFP

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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