Pope Francis spoke to the diplomatic corps and amongst other things, said, "Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam."
|One of those fiendish Missionaries of Charity|
Pope Francis lamented the March 4 killing of four Missionaries of Charity and 12 others at a home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen.
Two of the religious sisters were from Rwanda; the others came from India and Kenya.
In a papal telegram of condolence sent on March 5, the Vatican’s Secretary of State said that “His Holiness Pope Francis was shocked and profoundly saddened to learn of the killing of four Missionaries of Charity and twelve others at a home for the elderly in Aden. He sends the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of senseless and diabolical violence.”
A senior official of Aden's local government told Xinhua that suspected gunmen of the Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group were behind the terrorist attack.