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  • Mideast patriarchs tell pope they’re concerned about Christian survival

    Mideast patriarchs tell pope they’re concerned about Christian survival

    • Feb 10, 2020

    In a private meeting with Pope Francis, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East had an opportunity to sound the alarm regarding the survival of Christians in the region as a result of persecution, extremism, economic insecurity and immigration to the West.

  • Catholic leader says Egypt needs to fight fundamentalism

    Catholic leader says Egypt needs to fight fundamentalism

    • Oct 7, 2017

    Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, the head of the Coptic Catholic Church, says after several attacks in the last 12 months by Islamic militants, Christians in Egypt have shown their “unshakable faith.” He was speaking at an event sponsored by the Italian branch of Aid to the Church in Need.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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