Pope Francis strongly condemned violence in the Middle East Friday, in an interview with the Vatican correspondent of Barcelona-based daily La Vanguardia.
Following his first visit to the Middle East as pope last month, the pontiff criticised fundamentalism in Christianity, Islam and Judaism as a form of violence.
“A fundamentalist group, even if it kills no one, even it strikes no one, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalism is violence in the name of God.”
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