Pope to meet families of Nice attack victims

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ROME: Pope Francis will on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) hold a multi-faith meeting of grieving relatives and survivors of an attack in France in July when a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd in Nice. The pope, who this week denounced violence in the name of religion—declaring “there is no God of war”—will meet with 180 people who were wounded, or left traumatized or bereaved by the July 14 Bastille Day attack which claimed 86 lives. Members of 58 families will be flown in especially from the French Rivera resort city of Nice. They will be joined in Rome by 150 others who are traveling from France by car and a delegation from a French regional interreligious group, including the Catholic bishop of Nice and Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox and Protestant representatives.

AFP

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