Pope urges U.S. to shun violence, protect democracy after mob attack

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool/File Photo

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged Americans on Sunday to shun violence, seek reconciliation and “protect democratic values” following the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Trump that left five people dead.

“I repeat that violence is self-destructive, always. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost,” the pope said in his Sunday address.

Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Mark Heinrich

source: reuters.com

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