Romney Turns to Faith to Encourage Colo. Families

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney applauded President Barack Obama's decision to meet with the victims of the Colorado shooting, saying it was "the right thing" to do.

Romney spoke about the shooting from the campaign trail Friday in New Hampshire. He used scripture to encourage those affected by the tragedy.

"We feel not only a sense of grief but perhaps of helplessness," Romney said. "But there is something we can do. We can offer comfort to someone near us who is suffering or heavy laden, and we can mourn with those who mourn in Colorado."

"Our prayer is that the comforter might bring the peace to their souls that surpasses our understanding," he continued.

"The Apostle Paul explained, 'Blessed be God who comforteth us in all our tribulations that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble," he said.

President Obama met with survivors and the shooting victims' families, Sunday, during a visit to the University of Colorado Hospital at Aurora.

Both Obama and Romney cancelled campaign stops Friday after news of the shooting.

Romney has rarely talked about faith or mentioned the Bible on the campaign trail. 

CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody talked more about Romney's faith and how he's perceived among Christian evangelical voters. Click play for his comments, on CBN Newswatch, July 23.

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