Pope Francis ‘astonished’ by assault on US Capitol

Vatican: Pope Francis mentioned on Saturday he was “astonished” by the assault on the US Capitol earlier this week by supporters of President Donald Trump, and denounced the violence as an assault on democracy.

“I used to be astonished as a result of they’re individuals so disciplined in democracy,” the pontiff advised Italy’s Canale 5 information channel in his first public feedback on the Washington mayhem.

“There may be all the time one thing that is not working … (with) individuals taking a path towards the group, towards democracy, towards the widespread good,” he mentioned.