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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.

 

All Saints Church Rome

Saints depicted in the stained glass windows of All Saints Anglican church in Rome which Pope Francis visits on Sunday February 26th

Pope's visit to mark 200 years of Anglican worship in Rome

23/02/2017 18:32

Pope Francis visits All Saints Anglican Church on Sunday as part of the community's 200th anniversary celebrations - hear about the history and significance of this papal visit from the chaplain Rev. Jonathan Boardman 

Patriarch Ilia and Pope Francis

Patriarch Ilia welcomes Pope Francis to Georgia at the start of his two day pastoral visit on September 30th and October 1st 2016

Pope's Georgia visit can help promote inter-Church relations

07/10/2016 16:27

Georgia’s ambassador to the Holy See says she believes the Pope’s recent visit to her country can help promote better relations with other Christian Churches

Pope in Azerbaijan

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on September 28, 2016 in Vatican.

Card. Filoni on significance of Pope's visit to Azerbaijan

01/10/2016 18:00

As head of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni looks after the tiny Catholic community in Azerbaijan - he tells us about the significance of Pope Francis’ visit to the country on Sunday October 2nd

A Syrian man cooks on a makeshift fire at a refugee camp. Pope Francis' visit to Georgia shines a spotlight on sufferings of Christians in Syria and I

A Syrian man cooks on a makeshift fire at a refugee camp. Pope Francis' visit to Georgia shines a spotlight on sufferings of Christians in Syria and Iraq.

Pope shines spotlight on suffering of Christians in Syria, Iraq

29/09/2016 15:30

Pope Francis will focus the spotlight on the suffering Christian communities in Syria and Iraq as he visits a Chaldean church in Georgia at the start of his 16th pastoral journey abroad

Residence of the Georgian Patriarch in Tbilisi

Residence of the Georgian Patriarch in Tbilisi which Pope Francis will visit during his September 30th to October 2nd pastoral visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan

Details of Pope Francis' visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan

26/09/2016 15:57

At a briefing for journalists at the Holy See press office on Monday, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke gave details of Pope Francis’ forthcoming three day visit to the republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan.