Pope meets parents of American student killed in Rome

Posted July 6, 2016 5:36 am by Editor

Pope meets parents of American student killed in Rome

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday morning met with the parents of an American student who was killed in Rome.

Beau Solomon, a 19-year-old student taking part in a summer study abroad program, was reported missing Friday evening. His body was found in the Tiber River on Monday following an extensive search. A homeless man was arrested in connection with Solomon’s death, with police saying the man was “seriously suspected of aggravated homicide.”

In a statement following the Pope’s meeting with Solomon’s parents, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, said Pope Francis expressed his “feelings of

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