- Pope Francis sends message after the Uvalde school shooting.
- World leaders express sadness over the loss of children.
- At least 19 children and two adults were killed in the Texas shooting
World leaders are expressing themselves with short messages regarding the tragedy that occurred on Tuesday at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. One of the people who offered his condolences to the victims’ families was Pope Francis, who talked about the terrible massacre carried out by the 18-year-old shooter.
Another person who expressed his feelings about terrifying incident was the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who sent his condolences for the loss of the 19 children and two adults who died in the shooting. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also lamented the incident and pointed out that Mexico is willing to help with anything the US may need.
POPE FRANCIS IS HEARTBROKEN
After the shooting at Robb Elementary School was reported, several world leaders offered their support to the United States regarding the tragedy that took place. One of them was Pope Francis, who said he was heartbroken at the loss of children and pointed out that it is time to stop so much killing.
During his weekly general audience, the pontiff said he was praying for the murdered children and adults and their families. An 18-year-old gunman opened fire at an elementary school in the majority-Latino town of Uvalde, killing at least 19 children and two adults before he was killed by police, The Associated Press reported.
Time to put end gun violence?
The supreme pontiff stated that the government enact gun control because the weapons are designed to take human life. For this reason, he requested that there be a real commitment on the part of the US government to make sure nothing like this happens again.
“It is time to say ‘enough’ to the indiscriminate arms trade,” said Francisco, who called for a new commitment “so that tragedies like this can not happen again,” said The Associated Press. In his new statements, Pope Francis prayed for the souls of the victims of this atrocious incident.
Zelenskyy speaks out against the school shooting
Pope Francis was not the only world leader to offer his condolences and mourn the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Another head of state who sent a message to the people of the United States and to President Joe Biden was the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who commented that the Ukrainians are united by pain and mourn the death of innocent children.
“Deeply saddened by the news of the murder of innocent children in Texas. Sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the people of the US and @POTUS, over this tragedy. The people of Ukraine share the pain of the relatives and friends of the victims and all Americans,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted. Filed Under: World Leaders Shootout Uvalde
AMLO sends his condolences
Andrés Manuel López Obrador also sent his condolences through the morning press conference he holds every day, where he lamented the pain that the families in Uvalde, Texas are experiencing. Likewise, he pointed out that there is no doubt that many of the people and children who were affected are of Mexican origin.
“I want to take the opportunity to send my condolences, pain, convey my solidarity with the families of those who lost their lives yesterday. I send a strong hug, as we do with all those who lose their lives, as unfortunately happens, it hurts us a lot that there are these misfortunes” AMLO said in the morning, according to Milenio Noticias. Filed Under: World Leaders Shootout Uvalde
Justin Trudeau mourns the massacre
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, shared his condolences to the families of those affected by the shooting that occurred at the Uvalde elementary school on Twitter. His message said that Canada was willing to help the affected families and added out that they are in mourning for the lives lost.
“My heart breaks for everyone affected by the horrific shooting in Texas today. I’m thinking of the parents, the families, the friends, the classmates and the coworkers whose lives have been forever changed — Canadians are mourning with you and are here for you,” Justin Trudeau tweeted. Filed Under: World Leaders Shootout Uvalde
Barack Obama sends a message of support
Barack Obama also offered his condolences to the families of the victims of the massacre that occurred in Uvalde, Texas. In addition, he pointed out that both he and Michelle are angry about the incident that occurred and that there is still not enough security around firearms laws and their sale in the US.
“Across the country, parents are putting their children to bed, reading stories, singing lullabies — and in the back of their minds, they’re worried about what might happen tomorrow after they drop their kids off at school or take them to a grocery store or any other public space. Michelle and I grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear,” Barack Obama said in a series of tweets.