Quote of the day: the pope on Norway

The pontiff sent condolences to Norway’s King Harald, following yesterday’s horrific attacks.

The pope’s message, in part:

“His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI offers fervent prayers for the victims and their families, invoking God’s peace upon the dead and divine consolation upon those who suffer.”

“At this time of national grief he prays that all Norwegians will be spiritually united in a determined resolve to reject the ways of hatred and conflict and to work together fearlessly in shaping a future of mutual respect, solidarity and freedom for coming generations.”