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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.
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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.

Pope reminds priests of the importance of spiritual direction


Benedict XVI
“His lessons were not abstract, based only on books.  They were born from life experience of the mercy of God and the knowledge of the spirit that he acquired through many hours in the confessional and in spiritual direction.”

The Pope emphasized that this priest dedicated his life to teaching others and set an example of holiness.

Benedict XVI
“His secret was simple: be a man of God and do your best on a daily basis for the glory of God and for the well-being of other souls.”

The pope also directed a special greeting to  archbishops who received palliums Tuesday and to the people who accompanied them.