Pope Francis in Egypt

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his May 3, 2017, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

After visit, Pope Francis says Egypt is a 'sign of hope'

May 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Egypt, saying that given its rich biblical and cultural history, the... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane on April 29, 2017.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight presser from Egypt

Apr 29, 2017

In his conversation with journalists on the way back from Egypt, Pope Francis touched on an array of topics, including... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Cairo, Egypt, April 29, 2017.

Egyptians filled with hope by Pope Francis' message of peace

Apr 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As Pope Francis returns from his April 28-29 trip to Cairo, Egyptians of all faiths were pleased by his visit... Read more

Pope Francis meets with priests and religious in Cairo, Egypt April 29, 2017.

Pope tells Egypt religious to never fear or flee from the cross

Apr 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told Egypt’s priests and religious to never be discouraged or fear the challenges of their ministry, and warned... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt April 29, 2017.

Our only 'fanaticism' should be love, Pope tells Egypt's Catholics

Apr 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis told Egyptian Catholics that truly living the faith means ridding ourselves of hypocritical attitudes and focusing... 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

Pope Francis at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, April 28, 2017.

Pope tells Egypt's authorities they have key role in brokering peace

Apr 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

Shortly after landing in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced violent fundamentalism in his speech to civil authorities, telling them... Read more

Pope Francis lands at Cairo International Airport in Egypt on April 28, 2017.

Pope Francis in Egypt: To kill in the name of God is blasphemy

Apr 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his first speech in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced all forms of violence and hatred, saying that they... Read more

Al-Azhar University?, Egypt.

Vatican praised, cautioned on dialogue with al-Azhar university

Apr 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic al-Azhar... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter Square, Feb. 22, 2017.

Ahead of trip, Pope Francis sends message of joy to Egypt

Apr 25, 2017

Pope Francis expressed his joy for his upcoming trip to Cairo in a video message, saying he hopes to bring... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 7, 2016.

Pope Francis refuses bullet-proof vehicle for Egypt trip

Apr 25, 2017

Pope Francis will not use a bulletproof vehicle during his trip to Egypt this weekend, despite recent terror attacks against... Read more

An anti-Christians slogan on Saint Cyril church in Cairo.

13 planning attacks on Christians arrested in Egypt

Apr 20, 2017

Egyptian police on Sunday arrested 13 people who were planning attacks against Christians and public institutions in the country.  Read more

St. Catherine's Monastery.

Fears rise in Egypt after ISIS attack near ancient monastery

Apr 19, 2017

Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near an historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Egypt, killing one and wounding four.  Read more

Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

Apr 12, 2017

After two bomb attacks on worshippers at Coptic Orthodox churches on Sunday, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of Minya has announced... Read more

Prayer candles.

Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

Apr 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Following the murder of Christians in Egypt through two bombings during Palm Sunday liturgies, bishops around the world joined Pope... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peters Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

Apr 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis' trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope prays for victims of attack on church in Egypt

Apr 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a bomb blast killed nearly 30 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in Egypt, Pope Francis voiced his closeness to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April 28-29

Mar 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April... Read more

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.

What the world could learn from the witness of Egypt's Christians

Mar 11, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Despite being victims of harassment and violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christians have set a standard of forgiveness that everyone should imitate,... Read more