Vatican puts the fear of God in Osama Bin Laden

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Vatican City, May 2: While celebrations erupted in United States of America over the news of the killing of infamed terror linchpin and al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, many other world leaders are praising the US in this high point of the war against terror. But there are those in religious circles who want to drive home the point of what the after effects of terrorism could be.

The Vatican has been quoted as saying on Monday that he will have to answer god for having killed so many people and exploiting religion to spread hate. The Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi said that while Christians do not rejoice death, the recent instance was a reminder of "each person's responsibility before God and men".

He also added, “Osama bin Laden, as everyone knows, had the grave responsibility of having spread division and hate among people, causing the deaths of an innumerable number of people and exploiting religion for these purposes."

The Vatican had always strongly condemned terrorist activities. The latest WikiLeaks cable on India that was exposed by The Hindu newspaper substantiates this very claim. According to the cables dated Nov 19, 2001, the Vatican representatives affirmed that the Holy See “judges Islamabad an unreliable coalition player and distrusts Musharraf." The Vatican"s East Asia and Afghanistan Desk Officer Monsignor Luis Marrano De Montemayor had made clear that “there is no love lost between the Vatican and Musharraf." It also said in the cables that Pakistan remains a nation of grave concern.

But with the recent turn of events that bring some relief to the thousands of victims of terror, the Vatican very much condemned the acts of violence in God"s name. Lombardi also hoped that Osama"s death "would not be an occasion for more hate, but for peace".

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