Pope meets parents of Wisconsin student found dead in Rome river

July 6, 2016 12:23 PM

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Pope Francis met on Wednesday with the parents of a U.S. college student whose body was found in Rome's Tiber river this week, as police tried to establish if the teenager was murdered less than 24 hours after arriving in Italy for summer classes.

A brief Holy See statement said Francis expressed to Beau Solomon's parents "feelings of deepest sympathy and compassion, and his closeness in prayer to the Lord for the young man who died so tragically." The pope held the unscheduled, private encounter shortly before holding an audience with French...

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