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Visit will witness a large scale mass at the heavily secured Air Defence Stadium between Nasr City and New Cairo
Vatican officials previously asserted that the visit won’t be cancelled after terror attacks on churches
Several injured people left hospitals in Alexandria and Tanta, says Health Ministry
During the visit, Pope Francis will meet with Al-Sisi, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and Egypt’s Pope, says presidency spokesperson
Former Fox TV reporter Greg Burke is to be the spokesman for Pope Francis with Paloma Garcia Ovejero as his deputy. Burke is also a member of the Opus Dei movement.
Pope Francis canonized a Swedish woman and a Polish man in a mass at St. Peter’s Square, adding the two to the list of Catholic saints. The Swedish-born Elizabeth Hesselblad hid Jews in a convict during World War II.
Al-Azhar University plans to host an interreligious conference by end of this year in Egypt
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb met with Pope Francis in Vatican City on Monday
An agreement signed by the Vatican last summer recognizing Palestine as a state has gone into effect. The move has drawn staunch criticism from Israel.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Pope Francis has called for the United Nations (UN) to promote “greater equity” among nations and limit the abuse of power
Pope calls on Egypt to uphold rights in constitution as path to “inter-religious dialogue”
The Egyptian president started his three stop Europe tour with talks in Italy
AFP – Israel’s government is boycotting its Palestinian counterpart with relations to a new low, and when their two presidents join Pope Francis in a Vatican prayer for peace on Sunday politics are likely to be absent. Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas have been acquaintances for years and held peace …
In fact, the pope’s “pilgrimage of prayer”, which begins in Jordan on Saturday, will leave a relatively faint footprint in Israel.
Pope Tawadros’ trip represents his first overseas visit since becoming pope.
Coptic pontiff will meet with Pope Francis, 40 years after his predecessor made the same trip
Analysts expected a more conservative choice
By George Richards The surprising resignation by Pope Benedict XVI triggered feverish speculation among bookmakers and Vatican-watchers as to who will succeed to the Papacy. As with the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005, Pope Benedict’s resignation could, in theory, allow for the election of a pope from the developing world. Catholic congregations in …
The former pope Benedict will now be known as ‘Roman pontiff emeritus’, a completely new title created especially for this unprecedented situation in the Church’s history since the Middle Ages
Tens of thousands of supporters turned out for the historic prayers ahead of the pope’s formal resignation on Thursday, often interrupting the pope with their clapping, cheering and chanting.
President Morsi had originally appointed former Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, who refused the post
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation decision was surprising yet respectable
Says his age prevents him from carrying out his duties
The position of ambassador to the Vatican, recently refused by former prosecutor-general, given to former vice president
Former ruling party deputy chairman said presidency had Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on tape accepting the Vatican post.
Charged with leaking confidential Vatican memos
By AFP WASHINGTON: The US State Department for the first time listed the Vatican as potentially vulnerable to money laundering, along with 67 other countries. The department’s annual International Narcotics Control Strategy report listed the Vatican as a “jurisdiction of concern” along with countries like Albania, the Czech Republic, Egypt, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Yemen. …
By Dario Thuburn / AFP Vatican archives documenting centuries of European history including Galileo Galilei’s trial documents and Martin Luther’s excommunication went on public display for the first time Wednesday. The exhibit also includes a request to annul Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and the ‘Dictatus Papae’ of Pope Gregory VII, an 11th-century script …
By AFP VATICAN CITY: The Congregation for Eastern Churches at the Vatican on Monday slammed as “senseless violence” the clashes in central Cairo that left 25 people, mainly Coptic Christians, dead. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri told Vatican Radio he hoped the violence “would not lead as well to a climate of precariousness and difficulty” for the Coptic …
CAIRO: Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning, said on Thursday it was freezing its bi-annual meetings with the Vatican after remarks by Pope Benedict XVI that "attack" Islam. "The freeze was prompted by the repeated attacks on Islam by Pope Benedict XVI of the Vatican. The Pope has reiterated that Muslims oppress non-Muslims …