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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 remembers Blessed Álvaro del Portillo as an example of “Christian and priestly witness”


(-ONLY VIDEO-) Before reciting the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis remembered the beatification of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria Escrivá as prelate of Opus Dei. 

He said that he hoped that Blessed del Portillo's exemplary Christian and priestly witness "can raise in many the desire to always adhere more to Jesus and the Gospel.”

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was beatified yesterday in Madrid. Over 200,000 people from 80 countries around the world attended the celebration.