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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 approves martyrdom of laic that refused to enroll in the SS, and of other future saints

2016-07-08

-Miracle attributed to Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (France July 4th, 1809 – January 16th, 1890), founder of the Congregation of Sisters of the Guardian Angel.

-Recognition of the martyrdom of the Martyrs of Canet de Mar (Antonio Arribas Hortigüela and six Companions, missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), murdered in Spain on September 29, 1936.

-Martyrdom of Josef Mayr-Nusser, who refused to enroll in the Nazi SS and was executed on February 24, 1945.

-The heroic virtues of Alfonso Gallegos (February 20, 1931 – October 6, 1991), agustinian recollects, auxiliary bishop of Sacramento (USA).

-Heroic virtues of Rafael Sánchez García, diocesan priest of Badajoz, Spain (June 14, 1911 – August 8, 1973)

-Heroic virtues of Andrés García Acosta, known as "Fray Andresito” (Fuerteventura, Spain, January 10, 1800 – Santiago, January 14, 1853). Franciscan laic.

-Heroic virtues of priest Giuseppe Marchetti (Italy, October 3, 1869 – December 14, 1896), co-founder of the Suore Missionarie di San Carlo Borromeo – Escalabrinianas.

-Heroic virtues of bishop Giacomo Vialedre Giacomo (Italy, February 27, 1830 – April 16, 1912). Pastor of Bordighera.

-Heroic virtues of Sor Maria Pia della Croce (Italy, December 2, 1847 – July 1 1919), founder of the Suore Crocifisse Adoratrici dell'Eucaristia.