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Pope Francis Arrives In Egypt Seeking Peace And Reconciliation - Huffington Post

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Muslim leaders just as Egypt's ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe it out. In an address to the Egyptian ...and more »

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on historic visit -

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 »

Security tight as pope celebrates open-air Mass in Cairo - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

CAIRO – Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force Saturday as Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community on the final day of a visit aimed at comforting Christians following a series of attacks ...and more »

Pope urges Egypt's imams to preach peace and tolerance - Irish Independent

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Pope Francis on his arrival in Cairo, 4 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Pope Francis on his arrival in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Reuters The Pope meets Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Al-Azhar's grand imam ...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, in Egypt, Delivers a Blunt Message on Violence and Religion - New York Times

CAIRO — Pope Francis delivered his most blunt and powerful message to the Muslim world on Friday when he began a papal mission to Egypt by warning against wrapping violence and terror in the language of religion. “As religious leaders, we are called ...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 »

In Cairo, Francis Takes On 'Demagogic' Populism and Violence Masked as Piety - New York Times

Right Now Pope Francis is in Egypt, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation. The country is under a state of emergency after suicide bombings, attributed to Islamic State militants, killed at least 44 people in Coptic Christian churches on Palm ...and more »

Pope in Egypt: Catholics and Copts recognise shared baptism - Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) In a common declaration, signed by Pope Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II, Catholics and Copts declare for the first time that they will recognise each other's sacrament of baptism. Listen to Philippa Hitchen's report: The joint ...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 »