Pope expresses solidarity with Muslims after Mina tragedy

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 25 September 2015 13:00
NEW YORK: Pope Francis on Thursday used his first public remarks since arriving in New York to express solidarity with Muslims after a devastating stampede in Saudi Arabia. "I want to express the closeness of the church in the face of the tragedy people suffered in Mecca," said the pontiff at the start of his homily during prayers at St Patrick's Cathedral. The stampede killed at least 717 people and injured hundreds more at the hajj, one of the worst-ever tragedies at the annual Muslim pilgrimage. "In this moment of prayer, I unite and join in prayer with our almighty God and merciful father," he added. Pope Francis arrived in New York on the second leg of his six-day US tour, and was greeted by cheering crowds of thousands who lined Fifth Avenue to catch a glimpse of him in his Popemobile.
Rating: 5 Read 346 times

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

Pakistan Views - National & International News Portal

Pakistanviews.org (Pakistan Views) stands as a website enlightening the masses with all information related to current affair, entertainment, sports, technology, etc. It has been brought into existence to ensure that voice of Pakistan reaches the masses. Ensuring that a true picture of Pakistan is portrayed in the right manner to the world. The website is to bring forth the real picture of Pakistan negating avenues of Terrorism and Non-State Actor.