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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 names lay Catholic as key player in choosing new bishops


The commission was originally created by Pope Pius XII in 1958 to provide support and advice for the churches of Latin America.

Until now, Professor Carriquiry was the undersecretary for the Pontifical Council for the Laity and bring years of experience working with the Church of Latin America, as well as different lay movements in the region.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, the 67 year old Carriquiry is married with four children and has worked with the Holy See for over forty years; he was a collaborator of Paul VI, John Paul II, and currently Benedict XVI.