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Pope shares in suffering of Iraq and of victims of terrorism

At the end of yesterday's general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II expressed his "affectionate participation" in the suffering of the victims of terrorism in Iraq and said that "every day I accompany in prayer the dear Iraqi population who are so intent on rebuilding the institutions of their country."

"I encourage Christians to continue with generosity to offer their own basic contribution for a reconciliation of hearts," he said.

"I express my affectionate participation in the pain of the families of victims and in the suffering of hostages and of all innocent people struck by the blind barbarity of terrorism," said the Pope

Pope shares in suffering of Iraq and of victims of terrorism (Catholic News Agency 27/10/04)

Pope prays for Iraqi victims of "barbaric" terror (Catholic World News 27/10/04)
Pope renews appeal for Iraq (Missionary Service News Agency 27/10/04)
General Audience: Human riches cannot save us (Vatican Information Service 27/10/04)
Pope shares in suffering of innocents struck by terrorism (Vatican Information Service 27/10/04)
Angola Needs Peace in Justice, Says Pope (Zenit 26/10/04)
Pope Hails Destruction of Land Mines in Colombia (Zenit 26/10/04)

28 Oct 2004