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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.

 

File photo of Pope Francis greeting the Coptic Orthodox leader Tawadros II during a private audience

File photo of Pope Francis greeting the Coptic Orthodox leader Tawadros II during a private audience

Pope Francis expresses condolences to Coptic Patriarch following Egypt attack

12/12/2016 12:25

Pope Francis this morning called His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, to express his condolences following the  recent attack on the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark in Abassiya, Cairo.

 

bloodshed and damage following a bomb explosion at the Saints Peter and Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo

bloodshed and damage following a bomb explosion at the Saints Peter and Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cair

25 Christians killed in attack during Sunday Mass in Cairo

11/12/2016 14:15

A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday killed 25 people and wounded another 49. The attack, during the celebration of Mass, in one of the deadliest carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.

 

People stand near St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral after an explosion at the church in Cairo, Egypt.

People stand near St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral after an explosion at the church in Cairo, Egypt.

Pope Francis prays for victims of terrorist attacks

11/12/2016 12:36

Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of several terrorist attacks which had taken place in the hours before his Sunday Angelus, including the attack on the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday morning.

 

Egyptians are dealing with tough austerity measures imposed by the government in order to qualify for a bailout loan from the IMF

Egyptians are dealing with tough austerity measures imposed by the government in order to qualify for a bailout loan from the IMF

IMF approves 12 billion bailout for Egypt despite rights concerns

12/11/2016 19:03

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 12 billion dollar loan for Egypt over the next three years to help the country out of its deep economic crisis, despite concerns about social tensions and reports of human rights abuses. 

Indian priest, Fr. Bimal Kerketta SJ with kindergarten children in Egypt.

Indian priest, Fr. Bimal Kerketta SJ with kindergarten children in Egypt.

An Indian Jesuit in Egypt, part 2

27/10/2016 13:46

Listen to part 2 of an interview with Indian Jesuit priest, Fr. Bimal Kerketta of Ranchi Province, one of the 35 Jesuits from 6 different nations working in Egypt.  He also talks about the Jesuits in the Near East Jesuit Province, based in Lebanon, Egypt. 

Jesuit Fr. Bimal Kerkatta (R) with staff of Vatican Radio's Hindi programme in the Vatican.

Jesuit Fr. Bimal Kerkatta (R) with staff of Vatican Radio's Hindi programme in the Vatican.

An Indian Jesuit in Egypt, part 1

20/10/2016 13:46

Indian Jesuit priest, Fr. Bimal Kerketta of Ranchi Province is one of the 35 Jesuits from 6 different nations working in Egypt.  I today's edition, listen to the first a 2-part his interview where he explains what the Jesuits are doing in the overwhelmngly Muslim nation.