July 25, 2011. (Romereports.com)
In his Sunday Angelus from Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI condemned violence and prayed for the victim's of the terrorist attack in Norway. The attack of a lone gunman left 93 dead in the capital of Oslo. The pope offered his prayers and solidarity for those who lost friends and family. Benedict XVI“Again, unfortunately, we hear news of death and violence. We all feel a deep sorrow for the grave terrorist attack last Friday in Norway. We pray for the victims, the wounded and their loved ones.”
Benedict XVI also spoke about the importance of doing good and avoiding evil in our own conscience. He said this would lead to a society of justice and peace.
The pope asked that everyone make this internal reflection and to abandon the way of hatred. Benedict XVI“To everyone I want to repeat again the heartfelt plea to forever abandon the path of hatred and escape from the logic of evil.”
When speaking on building peaceful societies, the pope also noted that those holding political office have more responsibilities and thus need God's help even more.