Obama, pope, queen lead condemnation of massacre at US gay club

Mourners hold a vigil in outside the White House in Washington, DC on June 12, 2016, in reaction to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FloridaUS President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II led global condemnation after a gunman went on the rampage at a gay nightclub in Florida leaving at least 50 people dead. The pontiff condemned the killings as “homicidal folly and senseless hatred” while Obama described them as “an act of terror and an act of hate”. The attack in which a gunman opened fire at a packed nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is the worst mass shooting in US history.

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