Pope Francis urged to pray for the victims of the explosion in Turkey


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VATICAN city, 21 Aug – RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. Pope Francis urged to pray for the victims of the “brutal assassination” perpetrated on Saturday in Turkey.

“I received the sad news of the brutal attack, which struck an expensive Turkey,” said the Pontiff after the traditional sermon, which he addressed on Sunday to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican.

© REUTERS/ Osman OrsalОчевидец told details about the explosion at a wedding in Torchiara called to pray for all the victims of the explosion and asked God to grant peace in the land.

The explosion thundered on Saturday in Gaziantep in southern Turkey, killing 50 people. The attack took place during a wedding celebration. The Governor of the province Ali Yerlikaya qualified the incident as a terrorist attack. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) is probably responsible for the blast.

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