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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 »

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 ...and more »

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

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 Christians?" Islamophobic outlets and individuals feast upon such ...and more »

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics - The Times of Israel

Huge security as pontiff circles Cairo stadium in a golf cart; worshipers release yellow and white balloons. By Catherine MARCIANO and Tony Gamal-Gabriel 29 April 2017, 12:30 pm 1 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 373 shares. Pope Francis is ...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 »

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

Pope Francis gave a talk at the TED international conference, which brings in influential speakers, in Vancouver on the evening of Tuesday, April 25. The talk – a surprise for all in the audience – recapitulated the key themes of the Argentinian pope's ...and more »

Pope Francis talks nuclear war, North Korea during in-flight presser - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2017 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a press conference Saturday aboard the papal plane from Egypt to Rome, Pope Francis said that in the face of conflict and the possibility of nuclear war, United Nations leaders need to ...and more »

Francis challenges Muslim leaders to join rest of world's faiths in condemning religious violence - The Tablet

Pope Francis kicked off his trip to Egypt by issuing one of his strongest condemnations of religious violence and urging Muslim scholars to join with the world's faith leaders to condemn acts of terror carried out in the name of God. Francis made his ...and more »

'He brought his blessing to Egypt.' Pope Francis embraces Muslim leaders in two-day visit - Los Angeles Times

Pope Francis left Egypt charmed after a high-stakes, two-day visit during which he embraced Muslim leaders, challenged religious extremists and waved to fans from a blue Fiat instead of his armored popemobile. "Everyone was really touched with his ...and more »

A Hidden Church in Cairo Pins Its Hopes on Good Will From the Pope's Visit - New York Times

CAIRO — To hear the Coptic Catholic priest tell it, building a church in Cairo requires far more than bricks and mortar. He listed the other requirements: the patience of Job, the wiles of a fox and the quiet determination to pole-vault Egypt's ...and more »