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Pope prays for the end of `terror and death' of innocents

The faithful crowd St. Peter's Square during Pope Francis' Angelus noon prayer. Picture by Gregorio Borgia

Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of Nice deadly truck attack, during the Angelus noon prayer.

Speaking in St Peter's Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis prayed for the end of "terror and death" of innocents as he expressed closeness to families and all of France mourning the loss of lives.

He told the public that "sorrow is great in our hearts" and prayed that God "disperse every plan for terror and for death, so that no man dare spill more blood of his brother".

The Pope then invited those in the square to join him in silent prayer for the victims and their families.

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