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Pope Francis expresses 'horror,' 'condemnation' of deadly Orlando mass shooting

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 14:26:31-04

The Vatican says Pope Francis is expressing the "deepest feelings of horror and condemnation" over a massacre at a gay Florida nightclub that killed at least 50 people.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi says the pontiff denounces the "homicidal folly and senseless hatred."

He added that Francis joins the families of victims and injured in the Sunday massacre in "prayer and compassion."