Holy Father Pope Francis assured the people of Indonesia, and especially Christians in the city of Surabaya, that he was particularly close to them in the wake of deadly attacks earlier on Sunday. In his remarks following the weekly Regina Coeli in St Peter’s Square, His HolinessPope Francis said that he is praying for the victims and their loved ones.
As reported by Vatican news, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “Together let us call upon the God of peace, that He might bring these violent actions to an end; and that in the hearts of all, space might be found for feelings, not of hatred and violence, but of reconciliation and fraternity.”
Three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city were bombed in apparently coordinated attacks, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than forty others injured. It’s the deadliest attack in Indonesia since 2005. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Sunday.