Pope Francis prays for victims of Istanbul airport attack
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 29
Pope Francis prayed for the victims and family members of the Istanbul airport attack that took place June 28.
The Pope extended his condolences during his Angelus address on June 29 morning, Vatican Radio reported.
“Yesterday evening, in Istanbul, a brutal terrorist attack was committed, which has killed and injured many people,” he said.
“We pray for the victims, for their families, and for the beloved people of Turkey. May the Lord convert the hearts of the violent, and sustain our feet on the way of peace.”
The Pope asked those gathered in St Peter’s Square to join him in silent prayer.
Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport came under a terrorist attack June 28.
Thirty-six people were killed, and 147 were wounded in the attack.
The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group stands behind the attack, according to preliminary reports.