October 2, 2017 / 12:48 PM / 10 months ago

Pope calls Las Vegas shooting a 'senseless tragedy'

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has called the killing of more than 50 people by a gunman in Las Vegas a “senseless tragedy”.

Pope Francis receives a credential letter from Gerardo Angel Bugallo Ottone, new ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, during a private audience at the Vatican, October 2, 2017. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

“Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy,” said a message sent to the Roman Catholic bishop of the Nevada city on Monday.

Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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