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Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Pope Francis: Blood of martyrs slain by ISIS ‘a seed that will bear rich fruit’

May 20, 2021

The pope praises the 21 Coptic martyrs killed on Feb. 15, 2015. Read more

Pope Francis with Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, in Cairo, Egypt, April 28, 2017.

Let's continue to grow in unity, Francis urges Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Following his trip to Egypt last month, Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to the head of the Coptic Orthodox... Read more

Pope Francis with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria in Cairo, Egypt on April 28, 2017.

Full text of joint statement by Pope Francis and Tawadros II

Apr 28, 2017

During his two-day trip to Egypt, Pope Francis  met with Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, telling him their Churches are... Read more

Pope Francis with Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, in Cairo, Egypt, April 28, 2017.

Our martyrs' blood unites us, Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

Apr 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis closed his first day in Egypt with a visit to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, telling him their... Read more

In call to Coptic Patriarch, Pope says they are united by blood of martyrdom

Dec 12, 2016

By Elise Harris

The day after an explosion at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo killed 25 people, mostly women and children, Pope... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 27, 2016.

We have a common witness, Pope Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 10, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Tuesday sent a message to Tawadros II to mark the “day of friendship” between Catholics and the... Read more

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Martyrdom serves Christian unity, Pope Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

May 11, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In a message sent Sunday to the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Francis said advances toward reconciliation are... Read more