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Pope Francis Holds Minute of Silence in Honor of Egypt’s Victims

Pope Francis Holds Minute of Silence in Honor of Egypt’s Victims

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Pope Francis held a minute of silence in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City to honor the victims of the deadly attack on al-Rawda mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai.

Following the traditional Angelus greeting on Sunday, the Pope said that the victims “were praying in that moment. We also pray in silence for them”.

The Pope condemned the attack that killed 305 people and injured another 128 in what is considered the most deadly terrorist attack in Egypt’s modern history.
Pope Francis visited Egypt in April marking his first ever papal trip to the country. Prior to his visit, he sent a video message to the people of Egypt saying “the world needs peace, love and mercy”.
Pope Francis proceeded his plans to visit Egypt following two bomb blasts at Egypt’s Alexandria and Tanta that killed 47 people and injured more than 100 celebrating Palm Sunday.

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