Thursday, September 13, 2012

In new statement, Vatican spokesman strongly condemns killing of US ambassador

CWN - September 13, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office has issued a new statement on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

"The very serious attack organised against the United States diplomatic mission in Libya, which led to the death of the ambassador and of other functionaries, calls for the firmest possible condemnation on the part of the Holy See," said Father Federico Lombardi, SJ. "Nothing, in fact, can justify the activity of terrorist organisations and homicidal violence."

"Along with our sadness, mourning and prayers for the victims, we again express the hope that, despite this latest tragedy, the international community may discover the most favorable ways to continue its commitment in favor of peace in Libya and the entire Middle East," he added.

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