Texas college capturing: Pope Francis says massacres like Uvalde ‘can not happen once more’

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Pope Francis is talking out Wednesday following the Robb Elementary Faculty capturing in Uvalde, Texas, saying that “tragedies like this can not happen once more.” 

Francis, addressing his normal viewers on the Vatican, mentioned he’s “heartbroken in regards to the bloodbath” and is praying for the 19 kids and two adults who misplaced their lives after shooter Salvador Ramos opened hearth Tuesday. 

“It’s time to say ‘Sufficient’ to the indiscriminate commerce of weapons!” Francis added. 

Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Wednesday, May 25.

Pope Francis delivers his speech throughout his weekly normal viewers in St. Peter’s Sq., on the Vatican, on Wednesday, Might 25.

Francis’ remarks have been met with applause from his viewers, in response to Reuters. 


As of Wednesday, the motive for the varsity capturing stays unclear. 

Uvalde, Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos.

Uvalde, Texas college shooter Salvador Ramos.
(Uvalde Police Division)

The dying toll at present stands at 19 kids and two adults, one among which is a instructor, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned. 

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Ramos, a Uvalde resident, acted alone and has died following the capturing, in response to authorities. 

A state trooper walks past the Robb Elementary School sign in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, following a deadly shooting at the school.

A state trooper walks previous the Robb Elementary Faculty check in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, Might 24, 2022, following a lethal capturing on the college.
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The assault at Robb Elementary Faculty was the deadliest capturing at a U.S. grade college since a gunman killed 20 kids and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, nearly a decade in the past. 

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