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Pope Francis Sends ‘Blessings of Strength and Peace’ After Shooting in Maine

Courtney Mares
Pope Francis invokes the Virgin Mary as Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy at a prayer vigil for peace in St. Peter’s Basilica, Friday, Oct. 27.

‘He expresses his spiritual closeness to all those suffering from this unspeakable tragedy, especially the families who lost loved ones,’ said an Oct. 28 telegram.