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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.

Cardinal Robles Ortega, taking on drug trafficking without bodyguards

2013-03-09

He is a simple man, and very approachable. He enjoys sports, especially soccer, and enjoys having his own car. Despite speaking out publicly against drug trafficking and receiving several threats, he has refused bodyguards.

CARD. FRANCISCO ROBLES ORTEGA
Archbishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Archive October 10, 2008
"In situations like these, we cannot be held back by desperation or fear. First, we have to trust God, his providence.”

He started off as an altar boy at the church in his native Mascota. In 1976, he was ordained priest, and in 2007 Benedict XVI created him cardinal. He studied theology at Rome's Gregorian University, and his avid interest in literature led to a degree in humanities and philosophy. Since 2012, he serves as the president of Mexican Episcopal Conference.


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