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Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. In a telegram sent to English church officials on Pope Francis’ behalf, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican…