Pope condemns violence in India and Nigeria

Pope Benedict XVI has condemned as "cruel and senseless" the terrorist attacks in India and the sectarian fighting in Nigeria that have killed hundreds this week. Addressing a crowd in St. Peter's Square after his traditional Sunday blessing, Benedict said that though the causes and circumstances of the events were different, they both should be met with "horror and indignation." The pope called on the faithful to pray for the dead, the wounded and all those caught up in the violence.