Pope Francis in Egypt Archives - Crux



  • Pope’s trip to Egypt may be one of those “big deal” moments

    Six years ago, a pope addressed Egypt, expressing outrage over an attack on a Christian church and calling for efforts against religious extremism, and the political and clerical establishment bristled. Now, Pope Francis came to Egypt and said much the same thing, and was embraced. One thing that seems to have changed is the mounting frustration of ordinary people here with terrorism and violence.

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  • Pope warns Korean conflict could threaten ‘good part’ of humanity

    Pope warns Korean conflict could threaten ‘good part’ of humanity

    In a typically wide-ranging press conference at the end of his two-day trip to Egypt, Pope Francis warned that a widened conflict around nuclear-armed North Korea could have disastrous consequences, saying it could wipe out a “good part of humanity,” The pontiff called for a diplomatic solution and said the role of the United Nations has been overly “watered down.”

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

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

    Pope Francis met with Egypt’s priests, religious, and seminarians at Cairo’s Al-Maadi Seminary on the final day of his April 28-29 visit to the country, intended to both offer support to local Christians and strengthen interfaith and ecumenical ties in the region. Given Egypt’s rich monastic history, the pontiff told the religious to draw from the example of figures such as Saint Paul the Hermit, Saint Anthony and the Desert Fathers.

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