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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.

Atlas shows situation of Catholic Church throughout the world

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Leonardo Sileo
Director, Urbaniana University Press

“The continents and countries are all the same. The geographic coordinates as well, but these maps are based on the presence of the Church in the world. Therefore, the division of states is the same but within them is shown the presence of the Church, the local situation and their constituencies.”

Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, presented the pope with four copies of the atlas last June, with him was Leonardo Sileo.

Leonardo Sileo
Director, Urbaniana University Press

“They will be very useful for the pope in the ad Limina visits, when the bishops meet with him and explain the situation in their dioceses.”

It was a special gift for the pope that will help everyone better understand the history behind each Catholic diocese from all over the  world.


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