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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew outside Jerusalem's Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in May 2014. The Orthodox leader is due to travel to Cairo during the April 28th-29th papal visit

Patriarch Bartholomew expected to join Pope Francis in Cairo

19/04/2017 18:09

Former nuncio to Egypt, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald looks ahead to Pope Francis' visit to Cairo, where he will be joined by the spiritual leader of the Orthodox world, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, for an international peace conference at al-Azhar university

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyeb

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al-Tayyeb meet at the Vatican in May 2016

Pope's visit to Cairo can have powerful impact on interfaith relations

10/04/2017 15:54

The co-chair of Britain's Christian Muslim Forum says Pope Francis’ forthcoming  visit to Cairo can be “a very powerful effort in reaching out” to Muslim leaders there.

Imam al-Tayyeb and Pope Tawadros

Egypt's Grand Imam Muhammad al-Tayyeb and Coptic Pope Tawadros II attend a conference at al-Azhar in Cairo earlier this year.

Muslim leaders condemn attacks on Egypt's Coptic churches

10/04/2017 15:01

Egypt’s Muslim leaders have condemned the suicide attacks that hit two Coptic churches on Sunday and said the safety of Pope Francis would be guaranteed during his planned visit to Cairo on April 28th and 29th.

 

Security forces stand guard outside the Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, that was bombed on Sunday

Security forces stand guard outside the Coptic church in the city of Tanta, one of two churches in Egypt that were bombed on Sunday. The President of the USCCB, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, has issued a statement in response to the attack.

USCCB President mourns Egypt bomb attack victims

10/04/2017 12:32

The President of the U.S. Bishops Conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, has issued a statement in response to the bomb attack on Coptic churches in Egypt.

 

Official logo for Pope Francis' visit to Egypt, which reads "Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace"

Official logo for Pope Francis' visit to Egypt, which reads "Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace"

Holy See releases details of Pope's Apostolic Journey to Egypt

03/04/2017 14:30

The Holy See Press Office on Monday released the details and schedule for Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Egypt, set to take place on 28-29 April

 

The official logo of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Egypt reads "Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace"

The official logo of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Egypt reads "Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace"

Official logo for Pope Francis' visit to Egypt

31/03/2017 15:29

The logo for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Egypt, which takes place 28-29 April, has been released by the Egyptian Catholic Church. The three main elements present in the logo are Egypt, Pope Francis, and Peace.

 

Pope Francis receives Coptic Pope Tawadros II at the Vatican in 2013

Pope Francis receives Coptic Pope Tawadros II at the Vatican in 2013. In April, Pope Francis will travel to Egypt for his 18th pastoral trip outside of Italy.

Apostolic Voyage to Egypt confirmed

18/03/2017 12:20

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Egypt in April 2017.

 

Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office

Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office. In a statement released on Saturday, Burke said the Vatican is studying the possibility of a papal visit to Egypt.

Press Office confirms Vatican studying papal trip to Egypt

11/03/2017 18:34

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has clarified that the possibility of a papal visit to Egypt is being studied.