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Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

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Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after a mass on the second Sunday of Easter on April 8, 2018 at St Peter’s square in Vatican. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed 70 people.

“Terrible news comes to us from Syria with dozens of victims, many of them women and children … so many people are struck by the effects of the chemical substances in the bombs,” the pope told thousands of people gathered in St Peter’s Square.


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