Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-NAME April 18, 2018.
Pope Francis, has on Wednesday, condemned the killing of 43 Rice Farmers in Borno State, by members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group, Page 36 learnt.
Speaking on the massacre during his virtual weekly general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis commiserated with the families of the slain Farmers.
The Pope prayed that the “hearts of those who commit such horrors” will also be converted.
His words: “I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, which unfortunately once again has been bloodied by a terroristic massacre.
“May God welcome them into his peace and comfort their families, and may He convert the hearts of those who commit such horrors, which gravely offend His name.”
Recall, that Boko Haram on Saturday, beheaded 43 Farmers in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Zambarmari is located in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
The bodies of the slain Farmers were buried in a brief ceremony led by the Governor of the State, Babagana Zulum.
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