• Pope Francis goes to Egypt as a “messenger of peace”

    Pope Francis goes to Egypt as a “messenger of peace”

    • Apr 25, 2017

    Pope Francis said he wants his visit to Egypt “to be a witness of my affection, comfort and encouragement for all the Christians of the Middle East, a message of friendship and respect for all the inhabitants of Egypt and the region, and a message of brotherhood and reconciliation with all the children of Abraham, particularly the Muslim world” in a video message to the Egyptian people released on Tuesday ahead of his April 28-29 visit to the country.

  • Pope in Egypt: Strengthening weary Christians, reaching out to all

    Pope in Egypt: Strengthening weary Christians, reaching out to all

    • Apr 22, 2017

    Pope Francis has decided to visit Egypt despite rising tensions in the region that have caused violence and bloodshed. But Christians in Egypt feel that the pope’s visit will show “that we are all one family, even though we might have different last names.”

  • Leaders of Christianity’s East and West to come together in Egypt

    Leaders of Christianity’s East and West to come together in Egypt

    • Apr 19, 2017

    At the invitation of the Grand Mufti of Al-Azhar mosque and university, considered the most prestigious center of learning in the Sunni Muslim world, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will join Pope Francis later this month for an international conference on peace in Cairo. Bartholomew, considered the “first among equals” among Orthodox leaders, has a long history of making common cause with Pope Francis, including joint events in the Holy Land, the Vatican, and Greece.