These days of peace and rest have also been disturbed by the tragic news of the execrable terrorist attacks, which have caused death, destruction and suffering in several countries, such as Egypt, Turkey, Iraq and Great Britain. While entrusting to divine goodness the deceased, the wounded and their loved ones, victims of such gestures that offend God and man, we invoke the Almighty to stop the murderous hand of those who, moved by fanaticism and hatred, have committed them and to convert their hearts to thoughts of reconciliation and peace.
Five points if you can name a country that suffers regular terrorist attacks but was not mentioned. 10 points if you can guess the Holy See’s explanation for the omission. 20 points if you can convince yourself that nothing else influenced the decision. 100 points if you get Muffti a trust fund.