Pope Benedict Offers Prayers for Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings–
“May the God of consolation touch their hearts and ease their pain.”
Via FOX News:
The Daily News reported:
Pope Benedict XVI told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that he is praying for the families of the 20 children and six adults who were killed during a shooting rampage at a U.S. school.
Speaking in English, Benedict said he was “deeply saddened by Friday’s senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut.”
“I assure the families of the victims, especially those who lost a child, of my closeness in prayer,” the pope said in his first public comments on the massacre by a lone gunman. “May the God of consolation touch their hearts and ease their pain.”