|Vatican||POPE JOHN PAUL CONDEMNS FRESH VIOLENCE IN SPAIN|
Pope John Paul II on Sunday condemned the latest deadly attack by Spain's Basque separatists, deploring "the wave of terrorism lashing Spain."|
"I renew once again my most energetic condemnation of these acts against rights and liberty and life," John Paul said in his weekly Sunday address to pilgrims gathered outside his summer palace at Castel Gandolfo outside Rome.
The Pope said he spoke to "reaffirm that no social or political idea or conception can be imposed through violence." Gunmen believed to be with the Basque separatist group ETA shot and killed a Socialist politician in the Basque city of San Sebastian on Saturday.
It was the seventh killing blamed on the group this year. Speaking of "the wave of terrorism lashing Spain in these days," John Paul expressed his profound sorrow and his solidarity with the families of the victims.