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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 explains procedural safeguards for defendants


December 7, 2015.The Vatican, through a statement, explained that their legal systemensures due process for the accused. The Vatican said in a statementthat "the current Vatican legislation, applied by the legalauthorities, is perfectly in line with procedural law in the majorityof jurisdictions throughout the world.” A spokesman furtherexplained that it is necessary that the accused's lawyers are expertsin their specific code, the Canon Law. As a foreign lawyer cannotalways defend an accused in another country, an Italian lawyer is notautomatically qualified to defend an accused by the Vaticanprocedural code.