Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says

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November 14, 2015

A man with blood on his shirt talks on the phone Nov. 13 next to the Bataclan where a shooting and a hostage situation took place earlier in Paris. Dozens of people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris Nov. 13. (CNS photo/Etienne Laurent, EPA) See PARIS-ATTACK-LOMBARDI Nov. 13, 2015.

A man with blood on his shirt talks on the phone Nov. 13 next to the Bataclan where a shooting and a hostage situation took place earlier in Paris. Dozens of people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris Nov. 13. (CNS photo/Etienne Laurent, EPA)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “This is not human,” Pope Francis said after a night of terror in Paris left more than 120 people dead and more than 200 people injured.

As French authorities investigated the almost simultaneous attacks Nov. 13 on at least six different sites — inside a concert hall, outside a soccer stadium, and at four cafes and restaurants — Pope Francis spoke briefly Nov. 14 with the television station of the Italian bishops’ conference.

“I am shaken and pained,” the pope said. “I don’t understand, but these things are difficult to understand, how human beings can do this. That is why I am shaken, pained and am praying.”

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