Pope Francis condemns mass shooting at Orlando nightclub

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci)

The Associated Press reports that the Vatican says Pope Francis has expressed the “deepest feelings of horror and condemnation” over the Orlando, Florida mass shooting at a gay nightclub that left 50 dead and 53 others injured.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi says Francis denounces the “homicidal folly and senseless hatred” and joins the families of victims and injured in “prayer and compassion.”

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