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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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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.

UN issues “List of Shame” for groups that recruit and use children in armed conflicts

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The 2011 report was released this week. It includes countries like Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Yemen and most recently Syria.

The report also lists armed groups in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Syria that have attacked, raided and even destroyed schools, while threatening teachers, students and even medical personnel who work in hospitals.

On a positive note, the countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka were taken off the list after undergoing changes to stop the recruitment of children in armed conflicts.

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