"He said those who ". suffer from slave labor, from family tragedies, from diseases. "It was an attack on dialogue, on peace", Monsignor Angelo Becciu, the Vatican's Substitute for General Affairs in the Secretariat of State, said in an interview in Monday's Corriere della Sera.
In his prayers for those affected by the attacks, the pope also expressed his deepest condolences to "my dear brother, His Holiness Pope Tawadros, the Coptic church and the entire beloved Egyptian nation", which the pope was scheduled to visit April 28-29.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Sunday decried a deadly attack on a Coptic church in Egypt during Palm Sunday celebrations, just weeks before his planned visit to Cairo. "May the Lord convert the hearts of people who sow terror, violence and death and even the hearts of those who produce and traffic in weapons".
Snoop Dogg inducts Tupac into Rock Hall
Tupac's full length tribute is slated to hit the small screen when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame airs April 29, on HBO. According to the hall's website, artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first recording.
The pope, cardinal and bishops were dressed in red vestments, the color of the Passion, and carried large "palmurelli", bleached and intricately woven and braided palm branches. "Every young person has something to say to others, has something to say to adults, to priests, to sisters, to bishops and to the Pope!"
While the pope was celebrating mass for tens of thousands of people, the Vatican received word on one of the blasts.
Later, returning to his appeal that they speak to their grandparents, the pope said, "I don't know if it will be me, but the pope will be in Panama and he will ask you, 'Did you speak with your elders?'" "Women and men who are cheated, violated in their dignity, discarded", he added.
NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Washington area
The National Weather Service says gusts of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) are possible Friday across most of the Carolinas. In addition, the NWS said storm spotter activation may be needed in support of severe weather operations in the region.
Pope Francis has repeatedly said he doesn't expect to be pope for a long time and didn't rule out resignation as what Pope Benedict XVI, his predecessor, did.
As we listen to the crowd joyfully acclaim Jesus as our King, let us also reflect on "the slanders and insults, the snares and betrayals, the abandonment to an unjust judgment, the blows, the lashes and the crown of thorns, and lastly, the way of the cross leading to the crucifixion", the Pope said.
Ball sticks to catcher's chest protector in Cardinals game
Lackey singled again in the fifth - the fifth multihit game of his career - and that helped lead to the Cubs' first run. The Cardinals were leading 4-2 at the time, and reliever Brett Cecil struck out Szcur on a curveball that hit the dirt.