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Tribute to the victims of the massacre at the University of Prague

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A mass was celebrated in Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

Agence France-Presse

Minute of silence, flags at half-mast and masses across the country: the Czech Republic paid tribute on Saturday to the victims of the massacre which left 14 dead two days ago at Charles University in Prague, the worst attack in this guy committed in this country.

A minute's silence was observed at noon local time on Saturday and bells tolled in churches across the European Union and NATO member country two days after a student from 24-year-old opened fire in this university before committing suicide.

We are all trying to build heaven on Earth, but the reality of life keeps us shows that evil exists, said Prague Archbishop Jan Graubner, who celebrated a mass for the victims in St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle.

According to students who participated in the mass, President Petr Pavel was present.

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Czech Republic President Petr Pavel attends the memorial mass for the victims of the mass shooting at a university in Prague on Thursday.

Fourteen people died: thirteen at the time of the shooting, which also left 25 injured, and another who succumbed to his injuries on Friday.

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