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Egypt steps up security ahead of Pope’s visit

The papal visit comes shortly after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people Egypt has heightened security in the area around the Vatican residence in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this weekend, which comes weeks after suicide attacks on two churches killed dozens of people. In Zamalek, a wealthy neighborhood on a

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Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

Francis will speak at the al-Azhar University during his visit to Egypt on April 28-29 Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church on a two-day trip to Cairo. The Pope is scheduled to

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Widow of Palm Sunday martyr says she forgives ISIS attacker

In an interview on Egyptian television, she said: ‘I’m not angry at the one who did this, I am telling him, may God forgive you’ The widow of a man killed during the twin bomb blasts on Palm Sunday in Egypt has said she forgives the terrorist responsible. In an interview broadcast on Egyptian television

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ISIS claim deadly attack on police checkpoint at Sinai monastery

One policeman was killed in the shooting near the Egyptian monastery ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late on Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. The militants opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just

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Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as planned, despite terrorist attacks which killed more than 43 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in the country. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, told journalists April 10 that “the Pope’s trip

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Death toll rises following Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority that have left at least 43 people dead and more than 100 injured Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault

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Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Muslim villagers suspected that a Christian teenager who allegedly converted to Islam was being held captive by her family Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt. The Friday clashes injured four policemen and seven of the Muslim villagers. Police have made eight arrests. The

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Pope Francis to visit Egypt April 28-29

In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April 28-29, showing that interfaith dialogue is a priority. He will visit the country in response to an invitation from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of al Azhar, Sheikh

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