The crowed in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience applauded his appeal, made a day after worst school shooting in the United States in nearly a decade.
“I am heartbroken by the massacre at the elementary school in Texas. I pray for the children and the adults who were killed and for their families,” Francis said of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“It is time to say ‘enough’ to the indiscriminate trafficking of weapons. Let us all make a commitment so that tragedies like this cannot happen again,” he said.
Speaking from the White House hours after the shooting, a visibly shaken President Joe Biden urged Americans to stand up to the politically powerful gun lobby, which he blamed for blocking enactment of tougher firearms safety laws.
Francis has often taken on the weap
The crowed in St. Peter’s Square for his week by week broad crowd commended his allure, made a day after most terrible school shooting in the United States in almost 10 years.
“I’m shattered by the slaughter at the primary school in Texas. I petition God for the youngsters and the grown-ups who were killed and for their families,” Francis said of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“The time has come to say ‘enough’ to the unpredictable dealing of weapons. Allow all of us to genuinely commit to a responsibility so misfortunes like this can’t reoccur,” he said.
Talking from the White House hours after the shooting, a noticeably shaken President Joe Biden encouraged Americans to confront the politically strong weapon campaign, which he faulted for hindering order of harder guns wellbeing regulations.
Francis has frequently taken on the weapons business. In 2015 he said individuals who fabricate weapons or put resources into weapons enterprises are deceivers assuming they call themselves Christian.