By Ebi Kesiena
Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis on Sunday condemned recent attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and Britain, in an apparent reference to the stabbing death of Parliamentarian David Amess.
The Pope, speaking at his Sunday blessing in St Peters Square, said he was praying for the families of the victims and urged the perpetrators to abandon the path of violence.
“Last week, various attacks were carried out, for example, Norway, Afghanistan, England, which caused many dead and wounded.
“I express my closeness to the families of the victims and I pray, please, abandon the path of violence, which is always a loss, a defeat for everyone. Let us remember that violence begets violence,” he said.