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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.
Pope Francis

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.

LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the sanctuary dedicated to Catholic martyrs


The sanctuary was built in the same spot that the catechist Carlos Lwanga and 21 other Catholics were martyred on June 3, 1886. Pope Paul VI canonized them in 1964. The sanctuary has become an important place for pilgrims.