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Pope prays for victims of Turkey bombing

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 00:41

Pope Francis prays for those dead and wounded after a bombing at a wedding party in southern Turkey and asks for the gift of peace for everyone. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Pope Francis offered prayers on Sunday (August 21) for those who died or were injured in Turkey in a bomb blast that killed at least 50 people. A suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party on Saturday in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria. The blast tore through partygoers as the wedding celebrations were coming to an end. Speaking after reciting the weekly Angelus prayer, the Pope asked for the gift of peace for everyone. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that Islamic State militants carried out the late-night attack, the deadliest bombing this year in Turkey.

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Pope prays for victims of Turkey bombing

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 00:41