VATICAN CITY, Sept. 21
Pope Benedict XVI said in Italy Friday terrorists use God to justify their attacks on secular Western cultures.
"Terrorism often uses God ... as a pretext, founded on the charge that people have forgotten God, to justify assaults on the security of Western societies," the pontiff told an international gathering of Catholic politicians at his summer residence south of Rome.
The pope called international terrorism an "extremely grave phenomenon," ANSA reported.
" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie