Fr Lombardi : "Needless Loss of Life" in Naval Raid


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(31 May 10 - RV) Answering journalists questions regarding this morning's events off the coast of Gaza, in which 10 people died during an Israeli Naval raid on aid ships, Father Lombardi SJ said:

"This is a very painful fact, especially for the needless loss of lives. The situation is being followed with great attention and concern in the Vatican. As you know, the Holy See has always opposed the use of violence - from whatever side - because it makes it increasingly difficult to find peaceful solutions, which are the only way forward.

The Pope, who will travel to the area of the Middle East in a few days , will not fail to consistently propose a message of peace. "