The terrible massacre that has taken place in Orlando,
with its dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has
caused in Pope Francis, and in all of us, the deepest
feelings of horror and condemnation, of pain and turmoil
before this new manifestation of homicidal folly and
senseless hatred. Pope Francis joins the families of the
victims and all of the injured in prayer and in compassion.
Sharing in their indescribable suffering he entrusts them to
the Lord so they may find comfort. We all hope that ways may
be found, as soon as possible, to effectively identify and
contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence
which so deeply upsets the desire for peace of the
American people and of the whole of humanity.