Pope Francis in a response to the traumatic killings of innocent souls in Paris on 13 November described the terrorist’s attack as a “piecemeal World War III,” describing the attacks as “inhuman.” Pope Francis with a very sad heart told TV 2000 said “There is no justification for these things,”
Pope Francis speaking with the official broadcasting station for the Italian Bishops Conference (TV 2000) expressed his closeness at heart with families of the victims of the attacks saying:
“I am close to the people of France, to the families of the victims, and I am praying for all of them,” “These things are hard to understand,” he said, adding that he “loves France very much.”
In response to this Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State have sent telegram on behalf of Pope Francis to the archbishop of Paris expressing the Holy Father’s condolence and prayer on the victims and their families. Part of the telegram reflected Pope Francis’ assurance to Paris of his fervent Prayer for them; as interpreted by Vatican Radio. Cardinal Pietro expresses Pope’s condemnation of violence as it doesn’t solve any problem at all.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin ended the telegram by saying that the Pope prays that God might “welcome the victims into the peace of His light and bring comfort and hope to the injured and their families,” and assured his “spiritual closeness” to the French people.