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Pope prays for victims in US parade shooting on July 4th

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Rome (AP) — Pope Francis mourns the dead in a "meaningless shoot" during the Independence Day parade in Chicago and calls on Tuesday for refusal of violence and respect for life. rice field.

In a telegram of condolences to the Archbishop of Chicago, Francis said he was praying for "healing and comfort to the injured and bereaved" with the six people killed on Monday.

Citing the Bible, he called on everyone to "reject all forms of violence and respect life at every stage."

The telegram to Cardinal Blaze Cupitch was signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State Francis.

Shooters firing from the rooftop of Chicago's Highland Park district fired bullets at a crowd in the parade, killing six and injuring 30. Police detained the suspect, but did not quote the motive.