In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

2017-04-28 17:31

Pope Francis has brushed off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt for historic visit

2017-04-28 14:34

Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt for a historic, two-day visit to show a united Christian-Muslim front against religious militancy

Pope faces balancing act in Egypt

2017-04-27 22:19

Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt, hoping to comfort its tiny Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks.

Faith, politics clash as Egypt's Al-Azhar pressed to reform

2017-04-27 12:01

When Pope Francis visits Egypt's Al-Azhar this week, he will find support for his message of peace in the venerable Islamic authority praised as a bulwark against extremism.

Mourning and joy for Egypt's Christians as Pope visits

2017-04-26 11:05

Egypt's Christians are still mourning fellow members of the Coptic Orthodox community murdered this month by jihadists, but there is also joy ahead of Pope Francis's visit this weekend.

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

2017-04-16 14:39

Pope Francis urged an end to "horror and death" in Syria on Sunday as he celebrated the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome.

Pope presides over Easter Vigil amid security fears

2017-04-15 21:38

Pope Francis is presiding over a solemn Easter Vigil ceremony marked by heightened security fears following a spate of Islamic-inspired attacks.

EXCLUSIVE: Rights group slams Egypt’s state of emergency

2017-04-14 16:40

A rights group has criticised the recently imposed state of emergency in Egypt saying it would open more room for human rights violation by authorities.

Pope still plans Egypt visit despite bombings

2017-04-10 23:05

Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned this month despite the weekend bombings of two Coptic Christian churches that killed 44 people, a Vatican official has said.

State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings kill 44

2017-04-10 07:11

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory.

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Pope Francis heads for Egypt as 'pilgrim of peace'

2017-04-28 13:04

Pope Francis flies to Egypt Friday for a visit aimed at fostering reconciliation with the Muslim world against the backdrop of recent jihadist attacks on the Middle East's biggest Christian community.

Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks

2017-04-27 14:00

On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt

Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip

2017-04-27 07:58

Pope Francis heads to Egypt to bolster relations with Muslims and show solidarity with the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

Pope tells Egypt he comes as peace messenger

2017-04-25 19:15

Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he will visit them in Cairo as a "messenger of peace" and hopes to encourage all Christians in the Middle East.

Pope's Easter address marked by heightened security

2017-04-16 14:09

Pope Francis began his traditional Easter mass in Rome on Sunday with thousands of the faithful being subjected to heightened security measures.

Pope prostrates himself during Good Friday service

2017-04-14 19:40

Pope Francis has prostrated himself for several minutes before the central altar in prayer, during a solemn Good Friday service in St Peter's Basilica.

Egypt Copts mark solemn Good Friday

2017-04-14 15:57

Egyptian Copts observed a solemn Good Friday with prayers and fasting, as the community reeled from a pair of church bombings that killed dozens on Palm Sunday.

Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

2017-04-10 11:13

Egypt's Copts, targets of an apparent church bombing north of Cairo, are the Middle East's largest Christian minority and one of the oldest.

Pope on Palm Sunday decries suffering from war

2017-04-09 16:01

Pope Francis has blessed palm fronds and olive branches in St Peter's Square at the start of Holy Week celebrations.

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