VATICAN CITY – The pope says he is pained by extremist attacks in recent days in Somalia, Afghanistan and New York.
Pope Francis further said that he was praying for all those who were killed and injured, and for their family members of the victims during an angelus prayer on Wednesday.
Pope francis asked people to pray to god “converts the hearts of terrorists and frees the world of hatred and murderous madness, which abuses the name of God to disseminate death,”
8 people were killed and 11 injured in Manhattan, New York, on Tuesday when the driver of a pickup truck hit people on a cycle path.
At least 27 people were killed on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab militants.
In Afghanistan, a teenager blew himself up in Kabul’s heavily fortified diplomatic quarter on Tuesday and killed at least five people