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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 Francis wears a chasuble woven by indigenous hands


(VIDEO ONLY) During the Mass that Pope Francis celebrated in Quito's Bicentennial Park, he wore a chasuble woven by native artisans from the Azuay province. The symbols on the chasuble include a lily, which represents Santa Marianita of Jesus, the first saint of Ecuador; and a Heart of Jesus, to which Ecuador is enshrined.

It is very similar to what Pope John Paul II wore when he visited the country in 1985.