Pope calls parents of US journalist killed by Islamic State

By REUTERS
August 22, 2014 12:57




ROME - Pope Francis called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, to offer his condolences and support, a Vatican spokesman said on Friday.

The pope spoke at length with Diane and John Foley on Thursday afternoon with the aid of a Spanish-speaking friend of the family, the spokesman said.

"It was a very long, intense conversation," he said.

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