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Pope sends condolences and solidarity to Cairo after bus attack

May 26, 2017. Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, wrote a letter to His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the bus attack Friday in Cairo, which left close to 30 Coptic Christians dead, including children, and many others injured.
Pope Francis

Pope sends condolences to Manchester after attack

May 23, 2017. After the deadly terrorist attack at Victoria Station in Manchester, England, the pope has sent his condolences to the victims and their families.

Year in Review-February : Vatican State turns 80


In February, controversy ensued over the pope’s lifting of the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops.

Several organizations protested because one of the bishops had infamously denied the extent of the Holocaust. 

He later wrote a letter to all the bishops of the world explaining thathe was not aware of this and that the pardon was originally intendedfor being ordained without permission and not for other offenses.

With the start of the season of Lent, the pope asked people to notforget the one billion people in the world who suffer from starvationeveryday.

Josette Sheeran
Executive Director, World Food Program

“Our message is, well, we know it’s a hard time. Don’t forget thepeople that live in places with no streets. We have to keep up ourgenerosity, because they will not survive without our help”

That’s why the World Food Program teamed up with Catholic organizationsto continue their mission of getting food to the places that need itthe most.