The Pope and several world leaders condemn the attacks in Sri Lanka

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Speaking during his Easter Sunday address in Rome, Pope Francis condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka and offered his condolences to the victims.

The Pope said he wished to show his affectionate closeness to the Christian community, hit while gathered in prayer, and to all the victims of such cruel violence.

United Nations chief António Guterres said he was “outraged by the terror attacks” and called for the perpetrators to be “swiftly brought to justice”.

The Secretary-General, in a statement, commended “the leadership demonstrated by the authorities and unity of the people in Sri Lanka in the wake of the attacks”

President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, expressed her “deep sadness” in a tweet, saying that her thoughts were with the people of Sri Lanka, “affected by yet another act of senseless violence”.

She added that “We must unite in our common humanity to condemn these heinous acts and stop targeting innocent people, practicing their faith in peace.”

President Donald Trump offered “heartfelt condolences” to the people of Sri Lanka, and tweeted that the United States stands ready to help.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka.

In a twitter message, Indian President Ramnath Kovind said such senseless violence aimed at innocent people has no place in a civilised society.

In a twitter message, Pakistani Premier Imran Khan said his country stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in this hour of grief.

British Prime Minister Theresa May joined in, saying these acts of violence in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and her deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent her condolences to the people of Sri Lanka and deplored the attacks as “shocking.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a twitter message that all will be in solidarity with Sri Lanka against terrorism, the common enemy of humanity and global peace.

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