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Pope calls attack on Nice act of 'blind violence'

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Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of "blind violence."

The pope expressed his "deep sorrow" and "spiritual closeness" with the French people in a message to Bishop Andre Marceau of Nice, signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. Pope Francis entrusted the victims and their families to God's mercy.

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