As ubiquitous coverage and commentary on the death of Osama Bin Laden proliferates online and through the airwaves, the Catholic News Service has a report which includes this statement made by Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman:
“Osama Bin Laden–as everyone knows–has had the gravest responsibility for spreading hatred and division among people, causing the deaths of countless people, and exploiting religion for this purpose.
Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of everyone before God and man, and hopes and pledges that every event is not an opportunity for a further growth of hatred, but of peace.”
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!