Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – As he concludes Mass in Marseille, Pope Francis recalls victims of terrorism and prays for peace in all countries devastated by war.
Pope Francis wrapped up his two-day visit to Marseille in southern France, where he participated in the concluding session of the “Mediterranean Meetings”, with a hearfelt plea for peace throughout our war-ravaged world.
Speaking at the end of Holy Mass in Marseille’s Velodrome Stadium, the Pope expressed his thanks to all of his hosts and thanked the French Church for its “gentle and committed service, which bears witness to the closeness and compassion of the Lord!”
“I recall the terrible attack of 14 July 2016, of which you are survivors. Let us prayerfully remember all those who lost their lives in that tragedy, as well as in all the terrorist acts that have been perpetrated in France and in every part of the world,” he said, describing terrorism as an act of cowardice.