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Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’

The Bishop of Salford said it was a pity the president had ‘seemingly not read’ the copy of Laudato Si’ he was handed by Pope Francis

Bishop John Arnold said public displays of resilience risked ‘throwing a blanket’ over a deeper desire to mourn for the victims

He says: ‘May God grant strength and enduring faith to all who are bereaved, injured and traumatised’

Bishop John Arnold met asylum seekers last week in Manchester

About 35 young Catholics are being trained to generate ‘joyful noise’ on social media sites during the Pope’s visit in September