http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4368/pope_francis_paris_terrorist_attacks_are_part_of_piecemeal_wwiii.aspx   Pope Francis: Paris terrorist attacks are part of "piecemeal WWIII"
At least 128 people are confirmed dead and more than 180 wounded in terrorist attacks which targeted bars, restaurants, a concert hall, and a football stadium in the heart of Paris yesterday
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The acts of terrorism which took place in Paris Friday night are the latest part in what Pope Francis has called a “piecemeal World War III,” describing the attacks as “inhuman.”

“There is no justification

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November 14, 2015
At least 128 people are confirmed dead and more than 180 wounded in terrorist attacks which targeted bars, restaurants, a concert hall, and a football stadium in the heart of Paris yesterday
Armed police officers go on foot patrol around Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Nov. 14. Dozens of people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris Nov. 13. (CNS photo/Ian Langsdon, EPA)
 

The acts of terrorism which took place in Paris Friday night are the latest part in what Pope Francis has called a “piecemeal World War III,” describing the attacks as “inhuman.”“There is no justification for these things,” the pontiff said in a phone interview Saturday with TV 2000, the official broadcasting station for the Italian Bishops Conference.

Speaking in response to the Nov. 13 attacks, which are the deadliest acts of violence the city has seen since the World War II, the Pope said he is “moved and pained” by what happened, and expressed his closeness to those affected by the tragedy.

“I am close to the people of France, to the families of the victims, and I am praying for all of them,” he said.

“These things are hard to understand,” he said, adding that he “loves France very much.