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  • In time of bloodshed, Pope on Good Friday prays for all those ‘struck down’

    In time of bloodshed, Pope on Good Friday prays for all those ‘struck down’

    Holy Week 2017 began with terrorist attacks on two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, and included a Good Friday bombing by the U.S. in Afghanistan using the world’s most powerful non-nuclear device. In that context, Pope Francis on Good Friday expressed “shame” before Christ for all the innocent blood shed in today’s world, and prayed that God will comfort all those “struck down” by violence, indifference and war.

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