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Pope Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II sign a common declaration during the papal visit to Cairo on April 28th and 29th 2017

Catholic-Coptic joint declaration: an important ecumenical milestone

09/05/2017 18:13

The emeritus rector of the Pontifical University of St Anselm, Benedictine Father Mark Sheridan, reflects on the ecumenical significance of the Catholic-Coptic common declaration, signed during Pope Francis' visit to Cairo on April 28th

Pope Francis signs a common declaration with Coptic Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis signs a common declaration with Coptic Pope Tawadros II affirming a shared baptism between the two Churches

Pope in Egypt: Catholics and Copts recognise shared baptism

28/04/2017 18:24

In a common declaration, signed by Pope Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II in Cairo on Friday, Catholics and Copts declare for the first time that they will recognise each other’s sacrament of baptism

Pope Francis meets with Coptic Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis meets with Coptic Pope Tawadros II, calling for closer cooperation between the two Churches

Catholics and Copts must speak "the common language of charity"

28/04/2017 17:30

In a meeting with Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox leader Pope Tawadros II on Friday, Pope Francis said the two communities must oppose violence and work more closely together to witness to Christ in the world.

Pope Francis with Pope Tawadros

Pope Francis with Coptic Pope Tawadros II, during the Orthodox leader's visit to the Vatican in May 2013

Pope's Egypt trip a sign of solidarity with suffering Christians

25/04/2017 15:38

Msgr Gabriel Quicke from the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity explains why Pope Francis’ meeting with the Coptic Orthodox leader, Pope Tawadros in Cairo will be an important sign of solidarity with Christians who suffer and die for their faith in Egypt and throughout the Midde East

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.

 

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.