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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 announced the creation of 13 new cardinal electors

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On November 19 there will be 17 new cardinals. Thirteen of them are eligible to vote in an eventual conclave. This was the announcement that the pope gave during the Angelus on Sunday, once the Marian Jubilee had finished.

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"They come from 11 countries expressing the universality of the Church and announcing the testimony of the Good News of God's Mercy to every corner of the Earth."

Among the future cardinals there is one who is not a bishop, but a priest. This is a special recognition that the pope wants to offer Albanian priest, Fr. Ernesto. He spent 27 years in a communist concentration camp and his testimony moved Pope Francis during his trip to the country in September 2014.

At the Angelus, the pope also remembered those affected by Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the Caribbean in recent days.

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"I have sadly learned about the serious consequences caused by the hurricane that, in recent days, has hit the Caribbean, particularly Haiti. It has left many victims and displaced persons, and in addition extensive material damage."

On Friday, he sent a telegram to express his support to the families of the victims and the hundreds of thousands who were affected.


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