Following the death of Amess, the Pope condemns attacks in Norway, Afghanistan, and Britain

Following the death of Amess, the Pope condemns attacks in Norway, Afghanistan, and Britain ...

Pope Francis condemned recent attacks in Norway, Afghanistan, and Britain, in an apparent reference to the stabbing death of parliamentarian David Amess, on Sunday.

"Various attacks were carried out last week, for example, Norway, Afghanistan, and England, which caused many dead and wounded," he said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter's Square.

"I want to express my condolences to the families of the victims and ask that you abandon the path of violence, which is always a loss, he added. Let's remember that violence breeds violence," he said.

In a suicide attack on oblivion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, at least 41 people were killed and 70 injured. Islamic State, a hardline sunni organisation, claimed responsibility for the attack. read more

On Wednesday, a man in Norway shot dead five people with arrows and other weapons during savage attack, assaulting his victims in the streets and forcing his way into houses and eateries. read more

David Amess, 69, of the British Conservative Party, was knifed repeatedly in a attack in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, while he was meeting with constituents in an church. A 25-year-old British man was detained under terror laws on suspicion of murdering a 25 year- old man. read more

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