Pope Francis expresses his solidarity with the victims and all the French people after the bombing in Nice and condemns “in the strongest terms all manifestations of murderous folly, hatred, terrorism and attacks against peace.” This is what reads a statement made by Father Federico Lombardi, which explains that “we followed with concern the terrible news from Nice tonight”.
“We manifest, on behalf of Pope Francis, our sympathy and solidarity to the suffering victims and to the French people, on a day that was supposed to be a day of great celebration” – added Father Lombardi.
Tonight, the town on the French Riviera has been devastated by a bombing during the parade and the festivities of July 14, the Day of the Republic. The attack took place at around 10.30 p.m. and this time, no suicide bomber blew himself up. Instead, a truck plowed into the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, who gathered there to see the fireworks celebrating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.
The vehicle plunged into the crowd moving at about 80 kilometers per hour and leaving at least 84 dead behind. Inside the truck, the police found weapons and grenades. The killer, according to the latest updates, was killed and seems to have been identified: as reported by the media, it was a 31-year-old French-Tunisian man.