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Pope slams ‘blind violence’ in Brussels, prays for victims

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POPE FRANCIS ON BRUSSELS. Pope Francis is silhouetted during a private audience of Pope Francis and Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Vatican, March 21, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/EPA
Francis expresses his ‘deepest sympathy to the injured and their families, and all those who contribute to relief’

VATICAN CITY (Mar. 23, 2016) — Pope Francis on Tuesday, March 22, slammed the ‘blind violence’ of a series of coordinated explosions in Brussels that killed at least 26 people, offering his prayers for the victims.

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Europe freezes air, rail links with Brussels

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GERMANY POLICE PATROLS. Armed members of the German police patrol the area at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, 22 March 2016. Photo by David Young/EPA
Belgium locks down the capital, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, and imposes its highest level of security alert after the explosions

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights and European railways froze links with Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, after a series of bomb blasts killed around 35 Continue reading Europe freezes air, rail links with Brussels

Belgium’s neighbors tighten borders security after attack

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FRENCH POLICE. French police controls along the road from Paris to Lille, between Senlis and Compiegnes, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA
France’s Bernard Cazeneuve also calls on Europe to ‘further boost coordination and the fight’ against terrorism

PARIS, France (Mar. 23, 2016) — Belgium’s neighbors France, Germany and the Netherlands tightened border security Tuesday, March 22, after the attacks on Brussels airport and metro system that left at least 26 dead.

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