With a “broken heart”, Pope Francis lamented on Wednesday the cruel massacre in a Texas school where an 18-year-old shooter killed 19 elementary students and two teachers.
The Supreme Pontiff called for an end to “the indiscriminate circulation of weapons” in the United States, after the bloody shooting at a school in the town of Uvalde.
“I have the heartbroken by the massacree at elementary school in Texas. I pray for the murdered children and adults and for their families,” Francis said.
The pontiff then added that “the time has come to say enough to the indiscriminate circulation of weapons“. “Everyone’s commitment is needed so that tragedies like this never happen again,” he observed.
People get emotional in the town square of Uvalde during a prayer vigil following a mass shooting at the elementary school. AFP photo.
At least, 19 children and two teachers died this Tuesday by shots from an 18-year-old who broke into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and later the attacker was later killed by the Police.
According to the data offered by the authorities, the aggressor was Salvador Ramos, who broke into the school with a handgun, and possibly with a rifle, around 11:37 local time (16:37 GMT) at the school about 83 miles (133 kilometers) from San Antonio.