N.H. bishop: Foley's murder 'unspeakable evil'


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The bishop of New Hampshire's Roman Catholic diocese calls the murder of journalist James Foley evidence of an "unspeakable evil that is rampant and inhuman."

Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester said prayers for Foley must accompany "a sorrowful mother, a grieving father, a deeply pained family and countless friends who have kept vigil all this time."

Libasci also encouraged people to pray "for those who have embraced the way of darkness and death," that they may turn away from it.

Foley, of Rochester, was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. On Tuesday, a video showed his execution by a member of the Islamic State.

Many are mourning Foley's death, including members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation and Gov. Maggie Hassan.


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