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Pope expresses support for Catholic church attacked in Istanbul

Italian minister 'firmly condemns' attack on Istanbul church

By AFP

January 28, 2024 05:20 PM


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The pope expressed his support for a Catholic church in Istanbul where one person was killed in an armed attack during mass on Sunday.

"I express my closeness to the community of the Santa Maria Draperis Church in Istanbul," the Argentine pope said at the end of his weekly Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Italian minister 'firmly condemns' attack on Istanbul church

The Italian foreign minister condemned an armed attack on an Italian church in Istanbul on Sunday that left one person dead.

Antonio Tajani said he expressed his "condolences and firm condemnation" over the attack, and backed the Turkish authorities to find the killers.


AFP


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