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Cardinal Parolin on bombing in Turkey: ‘the best medicine is mercy’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, expressed his sorrow upon receiving news of the blasts in Istanbul - ANSA

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, expressed his sorrow upon receiving news of the blasts in Istanbul - ANSA

12/01/2016 14:00

(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, on Tuesday expressed his sorrow for the terrorist attack which took place in Istanbul, Turkey.

“What is happening [in Turkey] pains us. What is happening there, what continues to repeat itself, confirms that the best medicine in the face of these evils is always mercy.”

At least 10 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack Tuesday morning in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, near the city’s famous Blue Mosque.

His words came in response to a sideline question at the presentation of Pope Francis’ new book The Name of God is Mercy.

12/01/2016 14:00