Pope Francis prays for “defenceless” US shooting victims

6 August 2019, 13:27 | Vatican | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

The Pope expresses his spiritual closeness and prayers to all those affected by this week’s series of mass shootings in the US, Vatican Radio reports.

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Pope Francis, following the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday expressed his spiritual closeness to the victims, the wounded and the families affected by attacks, he said had "led to bloodshed in Texas, California and Ohio in the United States.

At least nine people were killed in Ohio, Sunday in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours.

On Saturday a young man opened fire in a crowded El Paso, Texas, shopping area, leaving 20 dead and many injured.

Just days earlier, a 19-year-old shot and killed three people, including two children, at Northern California's Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Sunday's shooting in Dayton, Ohio was the 22nd mass killing of 2019 in the U.S.

Pope Francis said that all three attacks had targeted "defenceless people".

Following his words, he offered a Hail Mary for the victims.

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