LONDON – The Vatican has said that it hopes Osama bin Laden’s death will lead to the growth of peace and not hatred.
Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said in a statement that the al-Qaida leader held the “gravest responsibility for spreading hatred and division among people, causing the deaths of countless people, and exploiting religion for this purpose.”
He suggested, however, that his death was not an occasion for rejoicing but rather one for reflecting on man’s responsibilities. more >>
Americans are waking up Monday morning to the news that al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden is dead.
President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night in a televised appearance that U.S. forces killed bin Laden during a firefight in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
"The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al-Qaida," Obama said. more >>