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Pope Denounces Nigeria Church Bombing

Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the bombing of a Nigerian Catholic church that killed almost 40 people on Christmas Day, saying only respect and reconciliation can bring peace.

Speaking in a post-Christmas blessing, Benedict said he had learned with "profound sadness" of the "absurd" attack on the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, which was claimed by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

It was the second year in a row that the group has staged Christmas attacks.

In the United States, the White House has condemned the "senseless" attack" and pledged to assist Nigerian authorities in bringing those responsible for the attacks to justice.

Britain has described the violence as "cowardly attacks on families gathered in peace and prayer to celebrate a day which symbolizes harmony and goodwill towards others."

compiled from agency reports
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by: Ajagbe bashiru from: Ajah, lagos
December 26, 2011 14:02
I tink d pope is rigth bt d solution 2 d problem is dat nigeria govt. Should invite d top pple in islam 2 speak on dere behalf 2 boko haram

by: Jack from: US
December 27, 2011 04:34
the Pope might as well ask his fellow Germans what makes them friends with Muslim terrorists in Kosovo and Bosnia, and with similar fellows in Nigeria. Old Nazi tricks perhaps
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by: Ering peterson from: Umuahia
January 08, 2012 10:14
Let the governmen do something about this country let the northern be on their own and eastern an the southern be on their own.

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