Archbishop Georges Pontier, president of the French bishops conference, said in Krakow that the attack “shocked us, it touched us, and revolted us.”
He also called on Christians not to be discouraged by such inhumane acts.
After a string of attacks in Europe, Polish officials are trying to give reassurances that the nation’s security forces are prepared for the massive event, which the Pope will attend from Wednesday to Sunday.
For a full schedule of World Youth Day 2016 events, go here.
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