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Pope to visit Egypt
Pope to visit Egypt

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt at the end of next month. Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office, said in a statement today (Saturday 18 March); "In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip

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Bishop Angaelos reflects on day after deadly attack on church in Cairo
Bishop Angaelos reflects on day after deadly attack on church in Cairo

Today is a day of many emotions: sadness, nervousness, uncertainty, and understandably even anger at times. That is because yesterday was a day in which we witnessed the worst of humanity, when innocent women and children who decided to worship their God in their spiritual home had their lives needlessly and senselessly ended without warning. They were used as pawns; a means to an end. To the perpetrators of this heinous crime, their lives clearly held no greater value than scribbles on a strategic page; a plan that was to be executed for a cause to which they were merely incidental, collateral

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CTE Presidents call for prayers after Cairo church bombing
CTE Presidents call for prayers after Cairo church bombing

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined fellow Presidents of Churches Together in England in calling for prayer after the attack on Coptic Christians in Cairo on Sunday. The Presidents said: 'We heard with deep sorrow and concern of the attack yesterday on St Peter's Coptic Orthodox Church within the complex of St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo as people gathered to worship. We pray for those who have lost loved ones that they may know God's comforting presence. We pray too for the nation of Egypt as it mourns.

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Bishop Angaelos comments after dozens die in attack on Cairo church
Bishop Angaelos comments after dozens die in attack on Cairo church

His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom said: "It is with great sadness that we receive the news today of at least 25 people brutally murdered by an explosion during regular Sunday worship at St Peter's Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, adjacent to the Grand Cathedral of Saint Mark. Our prayers are with those whose lives have been so senselessly ended, those who have been injured, and every family and community affected. We also pray for every Coptic parish and community across Egypt as they fill their churches this morning,

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Egypt: Grand Imam al Tayyeb invited to Vatican for talks between University of Al Azhar and Holy See
Egypt: Grand Imam al Tayyeb invited to Vatican for talks between University of Al Azhar and Holy See

Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar University in Cairo, has received a formal invitation to visit the Vatican, to officially sanction the resumption of bilateral dialogue between the Holy See and the most authoritative religious and academic institution of Sunni Islam. The invitation was delivered in person by Archbishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot MCCJ, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The statement released by the Islamic institution says: "Al-Azhar and the Holy See have agreed on the need to hold a

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Egypt: Coptic Pope tells Christians 'hatred must not enter our hearts'
Egypt: Coptic Pope tells Christians 'hatred must not enter our hearts'
After a suspension of about 10 weeks, because of clashes which rocked the country following the deposition of Islamist President Morsi, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II yesterday returned to appear in public at the traditional meeting of prayer and catechesis held every Wednesday afternoon at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo. In his preaching - held in conjunction with the Coptic New Year - the first day of the year according to the ancient Egyptian calendar – Pope Tawadros made clear reference to the Coptic Christians who were killed
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Egypt: Catholic Patriarch urges Christians to play role in nation's future
Egypt: Catholic Patriarch urges Christians to play role in nation's future
The leader of Catholics in Egypt has defended the memory of "honest and sincere" Copts whose protest ended in violence and death and has called on the regime to step up security and do more to uphold the rule of law. In an official statement about the 9 October pro-Christian demonstrations in Cairo, Patriarch Cardinal Antonios Naguib of Alexandria went on to call on Christians not to be deterred and to continue to participate
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Missionary writes from Cairo
Missionary writes from Cairo
More than 30 Christians were killed in Cairo yesterday, when police attacked a peaceful demonstration outside the Town Hall. The group had come to ask for more protection from  the authorities, after a wave of attacks on Christians.  Father Luciano Verdoscia, a Comboni missionary who lives a few hundred meters from the epicenter of  last
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Egypt: peaceful protest ends with more than 40 dead
Egypt: peaceful protest ends with more than 40 dead
At least 41 people were killed and hundreds were injured in Cairo yesterday when Egyptian police and armed forces fired tear gas and live ammunition at a peaceful march protesting the destruction of a Coptic church in Mari Nab, Aswan. The Cairo protest was supported by members of the Muslim community, and was part of a series of simultaneous demonstrations that occurred in Alexandria, Luxor, Qena, Minya and Beni Suef.
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Egypt: situation for Christians 'tense'
Egypt: situation for Christians 'tense'
Fr Nabil Fayez Antoun, PMS National Director, in Cairo, says the situation for Christians in Egypt remains tense, following further violence and the killiing of 14 young Christians in Moqattam. He said: "There have also been clashes in Giza. The protest by the Copts is also still going after four days in front of the national TV headquarters.”
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Egypt: missionary hopes attack on Christians was 'an isolated case'
Egypt: missionary hopes attack on Christians was 'an isolated case'
Ten people died in clashes between Muslims and Copts who were protesting against the destruction of their Church in Atfih, in Helwan, Cairo on the night between 8 and 9 March. A missionary working in the area said he hopes this was an isolated case.  Comboni missionary,  Fr Luciano Verdoscia, who has worked for years in Cairo
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Egypt: one dead, scores injured in attack on Christians
Egypt: one dead, scores injured in attack on Christians
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has joined church leaders and human rights groups around the world to protest over an attack on Christians in Cairo’s Giza governorate yesterday, in which one man was killed and scores more were injured during a protest by Coptic Christians.
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Egypt: Marian apparitions reported over  Cairo
Egypt: Marian apparitions reported over Cairo
A bird flew over a church tower in Cairo. Then, a woman in white and blue robes appeared. For Christians and some Muslims, it was an apparition of Our Lady; for others, it was a hoax created with laser beams, Middle East online reports.

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President Obama calls for greater inter-faith harmony
President Obama calls for greater inter-faith harmony
US President Barrack Obama used his first visit to Africa to call for religious harmony and an end to Islamic extremism often expressed violently. In his speech in Cairo yesterday, President Obama emphasized
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