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Day: April 28, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo on 18th Apostolic Journey

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt to begin an Apostolic Journey to the country.
The Pope touched down at Cairo International Airport this Friday afternoon where he was met by the Apostolic Nuncio to Cairo, Bruno Musaro and a representative of the President of Egypt, Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi.
After his arrival in the Egyptian capital the Holy Father travelled by car to the Presidential Palace to pay a courtesy visit on the Head of State which included a welcoming ceremony.
Following a private meeting both President Al Sisi and Pope Francis exchanged gifts. The Holy Father presented the president with a commemorative medal of his visit which depicts the Holy Family fleeing into Egypt by artist Daniela Longo.
Later the Pope will address an International Peace Conference at Al-Azhar University which will also be attended by the Grand Imam Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb.
(from Vatican Radio)…

Pope Francis departs on Apostolic visit to Egypt

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has departed from Rome’s Fiumicino airport on an Apostolic visit to Egypt. He is due to arrive in Cairo at 2pm this afternoon.
Whilst there the Pope will meet with the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, as well as with Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Egypt’s al-Azhar university.
The Holy Father will be in Egypt for just 24 hours on a visit that will include the solemn celebration of Mass on Saturday morning.
Vatican Radio’s Stefano Leszczynski is in Cairo covering the Pope’s visit and spoke to us about expectations and the tight security for this trip.

(from Vatican Radio)…