World expresses shock, some issue call-to-action after Newtown shooting

Indians carry placards and photographs of Connecticut shooting victims as they participate in a candlelight vigil outside a Catholic church in Bangalore, India, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
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(CBS News) The Newtown shootings have touched a nerve around the world.

One of the young victims was a young boy from Great Britain named Dylan Hockley, from Eastleigh, southern England. His British father and American mother and brother moved to Connecticut last year to the place they called the safest town in the U.S.

Residents held a small church service in memory of the 6-year-old English schoolboy who used to live there.

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Dylan was one of 20 children killed in his classroom in Connecticut.

The news of so many innocent children shot dead still came as a shock to a world that has become used to hearing stories about mass shootings in the U.S.

In Britain, longtime conservative Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper said simply "END THE LUNACY" and tighten gun control.

Dylan Hockley, 6, killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Family Photo

World leaders offered messages of support and condolences came from around the globe.

Pope Benedict XVI said, "I was deeply saddened by Friday's senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut."

And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "President Obama, the bereaved families, the people of America, the people of Israel grieve with you."

Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed his sorrow on behalf of the people Afghanistan.

From the beaches of Brazil - all across Asia, to South Korea and China and to Australia so many people were united in shock -- and grief -- of the terrible tragedy and senseless loss of life at the hands of a lone gunman.

Dylan's father Ian was just visiting Eastleigh last week, settling down a sale on his property there. He told friends how excited he was about settling down permanently in the United States and beginning what he called his dream life in America.

For Charlie D'Agata's full report, watch the video in the player above.