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Pope Francis meets with parents of American student killed in Rome 

Vatican City, Jul 6, 2016 / 03:50 am (CNA/EWTN News) - After the tragic death of Beau Solomon in Rome late last week, Pope Francis met with the young student’s parents, who traveled to the city once they heard that their son was missing.

“This morning…around 9 a.m. the Pope met with the parents of Beau Solomon, the young American student found dead in the Tiber during the past few days,” a July 6 communique from the Holy See Press Office read.

Francis, it said, expressed his sentiments of “deep sympathy and compassion,” as well as his closeness in prayer to the youth, who “so tragically passed away,” and his family.

Beau, 19, was a sophomore visiting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a five week summer study abroad course at Rome’s John Cabot University. He arrived in the Italian capital Thursday, and was reported missing by his roommate when he failed to show up for an orientation meeting Friday morning.

According to reports, Solomon had been with a group of friends at a pub in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood Thursday night, and was last seen around 1 a.m.

In a statement issued Sunday, John Cabot said that on Friday, Solomon’s roommate became “worried when he did not see Beau at orientation that morning,” and contacted the school authorities, who then notified the Italian police.

Beau's body was found in the Tiber River Monday with a head wound. According to the Telegraph, his parents had called their son’s credit card company when he went missing, and discovered it had been stolen with roughly 1,500 euros worth of charges. The young man's cell phone had also been stolen.

On Tuesday, Italian police arrested a homeless man, Massimo Galioto, 40, in relation to Beau’s death. According to Italian news agency ANSA, police said the man was detained “as a suspect of the crime, seriously suspected of aggravated homicide.”

John Cabot said Tuesday that it was “greatly saddened” by Beau’s death. In the statement, published on the university’s website, they committed to assisting his family and sought to reassure students about their safety in Rome.

“There have not been any indications of elevated threats to our students or the local community,” the statement said. “The university continues to work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students.”

As a child, Beau had survived a rare form of cancer and in 2005 was able to meet his favorite American football player, Brett Favre, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In comments to NBC News before Beau’s body had been found, his older brother, Jake Solomon, said that “in our family, (Beau) is the one who does it all right. He's an incredible athlete. He is the one that keeps us all together.”

 

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June 3, 2018

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May 20, 2018
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May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
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April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

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 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
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Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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