Pope Francis lamented this Wednesday the shooting that took place on Tuesday at a school in Uvalde (Texas, United States) and that caused the death of 21 peoplein addition to the attacker himself, reported the Holy See Press Office.

Pope Francis has sent his condolences in a telegram addressed to the Archbishop of San Antonio (Texas) Gustavo García-Siller, signed by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, as is customary in these cases.

“Assuring those affected by this attack of his spiritual closeness, His Holiness joins the entire community in commending the souls of the deceased children and teachers to the loving mercy of God and implores divine gifts of healing and comfort for the wounded and bereaved.” “points to the text.

the pope too “pray that those who are tempted by violence choose instead the path of solidarity and fraternal love”.

At least 19 children and two teachers died this Tuesday by shots from an 18-year-old boy who broke into an elementary school in the town of Uvalde (Texas), where the attacker was later shot by the Police.

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