Christian, Muslim leaders condemn Nice attack

Religious leaders around the world have condemned terrorism and expressed solidarity with France after the attack in Nice in which scores of people died.

The religious voices included Christian figures such as Pope Francis and prominent Muslims including the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Shawqi Allam.

A truck drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day (July 14) in Nice.

Pope Francis expressed revulsion over the attack.

“We condemn in the strongest way every demonstration of senseless violence, of hatred, terrorism and any attack against peace,” said a statement issued from the Vatican.

“On behalf of Pope Francis, we join in solidarity with the suffering of the victims and of the entire French people this day that should have been a great holiday.”

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