VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis grieves for Jewish victims in Pittsburgh

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis grieves for Jewish victims in Pittsburgh

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis is grieving with Pittsburgh’s Jewish community following the massacre at a synagogue there, denouncing the “inhuman act of violence” and praying for an end to the “flames of hatred” that fueled it.

Francis led prayers for Pittsburgh on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, a day after a gunman who had expressed hatred of Jews opened fire in the synagogue during Sabbath services, killing 11 people.

Francis prayed for the dead, the injured and their families.

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