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Pope Francis Urges US and North Korea to Step Away from the Brink - New York Times

ROME — Pope Francis urged the United States and North Korea on Saturday to defuse their increasingly tense standoff and avert a potentially horrific conflict. “I call on them, and I will call on them, as I have on leaders of different places, to work ...and more »

Pope Francis draws 15000 to open-air mass in Egypt weeks after deadly attacks on country's churches - ABC News

Pope Francis drew a crowd of 15,000 to an open-air Mass in Egypt on his last day visiting the overwhelmingly Muslim nation, where Christians and their churches have been the target of recent attacks by Islamic militants. Interested in Pope? Add Pope as ...and more »

Pope Francis visits Egypt just weeks after attacks on Coptic churches - ABC News

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo Friday on his first papal trip to Egypt, which is aimed at addressing tensions between the country's Muslims and Christians after recent violence targeting the Coptic minority. Interested in Pope? Add Pope as an interest ...and more »

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on historic visit - Aljazeera.com

Pope Francis said violence cannot be committed in the name of God, in a speech at a Muslim-Christian conference in Egypt. The 80-year-old touched down at Cairo airport on Friday before he was ushered in a car to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el ...and more »

Two key takeaways from the pope's TED talk - The Conversation US

Massimo Faggioli does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all ...and more »

Pope Francis in Egypt: A voice of reason - Aljazeera.com

Pope Francis is greeted by children in Cairo on April 29 [Reuters]. When terrorists targeted Coptic Churches on Palm Sunday, the infamous news outlet Breitbart shared the news on its Facebook page with the caption: "When will Muslims stop murdering ...and more »

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure - AOL

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea unsuccessfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's military said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's ...and more »

Unfazed by attacks, this Coptic Christian artist paints church murals - The Hindu

In this April 24, 2017 photo, Coptic Christian Ayman William paints a mural depicting Samson at Mar Girgis Church, in the Zawiya al-Hamra neighbourhood of Cairo, Egypt. A surge in attacks against Christians in the country has not deterred Mr. William ...and more »

In Egypt, Francis exhorts religions to condemn 'violence masquerading as sanctity' - National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis walks with Egyptian Prime Minister Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, right, as he arrives at the international airport in Cairo April 28. The pope was making a two-day visit to Egypt. (CNS photo/Paul Haring). Cairo — At a peace conference ...and more »

Pope Francis and Coptic pope agree not to re-baptize - National Catholic Reporter

Cairo — Pope Francis' trip to Egypt was marked Friday, April 28, by a significant step forward in ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches. In a joint declaration signed April 28 by Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros ...and more »