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  • Pope preaches peace, surrounded by reminders of conflict

    • Apr 29, 2017

    Saying Mass in a soccer stadium owned and operated by the all-powerful Egyptian army, and surrounded by thick security protocols, Pope Francis on Saturday continued his campaign for peace in a country often torn by political and religious conflict, insisting that the only fanaticism pleasing to God is that of fanaticism about charity.

  • Orthodox Patriarch in Cairo: World is entering “post secular” age

    Orthodox Patriarch in Cairo: World is entering “post secular” age

    • Apr 28, 2017

    Ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt, the spiritual head of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, offered a blueprint for the future of interreligious dialogue based upon recognizing the central role religion plays in human life. He was speaking Thursday at the same event Pope Francis was scheduled to address on Friday.

  • Egyptians to welcome Francis hoping for peace

    Egyptians to welcome Francis hoping for peace

    • Apr 28, 2017

    An Indian priest living in Egypt says Pope Francis’s visit has special significance not only in promoting dialogue between Al Azhar and the Vatican, but also in strengthening the culture of peace and coexistence between followers of Christianity and Islam.

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