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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.

Vatican Bank has new president: Ernst Von Freyberg, from Germany

2013-02-15

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman

"He mostly lives in Frankfurt, that's his main residence. But he travels quite a bit, since he has to attend to different jobs. He will probably spend three days a week here in Rome. He will have a consistent and continuous presence here, but not exclusive.”

The Vatican Bank is known as the IOR, which stands for Institute for Religious Works. Its assets total about 6 billion euros. It has 130 employees and manages about 44,000 accounts.

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