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Thursday, July 14, 2005


VATICAN CITY, JUL 14, 2005 (VIS) - Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced that at midday today, Benedict XVI participated in the two minutes of silence for the victims of the bomb attacks in London on July 7.

  The director of the Holy See Press Office, who is accompanying the Holy Father on his vacation at Les Combes in the Valle d'Aosta in northwest Italy, affirmed that the Pope "prayed for the victims of terrorism, for their families and, specifically, for peace. He also prayed that such acts of violence are not repeated."

  After recalling how the Pope prays the Angelus every day, the spokesman added that "on this occasion he prayed for the needs of the world."
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