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Pope Francis with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb

Pope Francis with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar during a visit to the Vatican in May 2016

Hopes for Pope's visit to Egypt's al-Azhar University

27/04/2017 12:53

Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds of Notre Dame University was a member of the Catholic delegation for the talks at al-Azhar in February. He looks at the impact of the Pope's visit to Cairo at a time of internal Islamic tensions and anxiety within Egypt's Christian communty.

Egyptian Coptic Christians pray during Easter mass led by Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria at the Coptic Cathedral of Saint Marcos in Cairo

Egyptian Coptic Christians pray during Easter mass led by Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria at the Coptic Cathedral of Saint Marcos in Cairo

Egyptian Christians fear for future after latest bombing

26/04/2017 15:05

An American priest ministering in Egypt has said Christians there fear for their safety and talk about leaving their homeland in the wake of the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks north of Cairo that killed dozens of people.

Pope Francis is to make a visit to the Italian towns of Bozzolo and Barbiana

Pope Francis is to make a visit to the Italian towns of Bozzolo and Barbiana

Pope Francis to visit Italian cities of Bozzolo, Barbiana in June

24/04/2017 15:18

Pope Francis will make a private visit to the northern Italian towns of Bozzolo and Barbiana on 20 June 2017 to pray at the tombs of Don Primo Mazzolari and Don Lorenzo Milani.

 

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 will visit the northern Italian cities of Bologna and Cesena on Sunday, 1 October

Pope Francis will visit the northern Italian cities of Bologna and Cesena on Sunday, 1 October

Programme of Pope Francis’ October visit to Cesena, Bologna

18/04/2017 13:36

Pope Francis will visit the northern Italian cities of Cesena and Bologna on Sunday, 1 October 2017. His pastoral visit coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Pope Pius VI and the Archdiocese of Bologna's Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

 

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.

 

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.