Pope Francis prays for Istanbul suicide blast victims

Vatican City: Pope Francis has invited the faithful to pray for the victims of a suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 foreigners, mostly German tourists.

Pope Francis. AFP

Pope Francis. AFP

Francis, during his weekly audience Wednesday, asked God to "give eternal peace to the dead, comfort to the relatives, determined solidarity to the entire society and to convert the hearts of the violent." About 6,000 faithful packed the Paul VI audience hall.

The attack in the heart of Istanbul's historic district on Tuesday was the latest by Islamic extremists targeting Westerners.


Updated Date: Jan 13, 2016 16:36 PM

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