Pope Benedict XVI prays for 9/11 victims, condemns hate crimes

"Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday prayed for the victims of the Sept 11 attacks and appealed to those with grievances to resist the temptation to resort to hate and violence to resolve their problems," reports Reuters.com.

Video clip from 9/11: The 102 minutes That Changed America, a documentary produced by the History Channel

 

"Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday prayed for the victims of the Sept 11 attacks and appealed to those with grievances to resist the temptation to resort to hate and violence to resolve their problems," reports Reuters.com.

 

According to the Reuters.com article, The pope sent a message to U.S. Catholic Church leaders to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He "offered prayers for victims and their families during a visit to the Adriatic city of Ancona, where he traveled to close an Italian Church conference."

The pope also asked people to "always reject violence as a solution to problems and resist the temptation to resort to hate but to work within society (to resolve issues) and be inspired by the principles of solidarity, justice and peace." He also acknowledged that "there’s still much to do to address the grievances that give rise to acts of terrorism."

 

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