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Pope sends condolences and solidarity to Cairo after bus attack

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.  He said he was, "deeply saddened to learn of the barbaric attack in central Egypt and of the tragic loss of life and injury caused by this senseless act of hatred.â? The cardinal also included the pope's feelings by saying that he "expresses his heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this violent outrage. Mindful in a particular way of those children who have lost their lives.â? It continued, saying that Pope Francis will pray for all affected families and the injured, as well as for peace in the nation.   MB