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Pope Francis has led a minute of silence in St. Peter's Square for the victims of Friday's deadly mosque attack in Egypt which claimed at least 305 lives.
Following the Angelus greeting on November 26, the pope said they were praying openly and in silence for the victims, Vatican Radio reported.
The pope also earlier sent a telegram to the Egyptian leaders in which he expressed his " firm condemnation" of this "wanton act of brutality" directed at innocent civilians gathered in prayer at the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed.
Signed by Cardinal Secretary of State' Pietro Parolin, the telegram said, "In expressing his solidarity with the Egyptian people at this hour of national mourning, [Pope Francis] commends the victims to the mercy of the Most High God and invokes divine blessings of consolation and peace upon their families."
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) also condemned the mosque attack, calling it a "monstrous terrorist attack on innocent people at prayer".
"Terrorist acts can never be justified in the name of God or any political ideology, and the fact this attack took place at a mosque, a place of worship, is especially offensive to God," said USCCB president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.
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