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Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis said the country has a special role to play in ‘vanquishing all violence and terrorism’

During a meeting with members of Catholic Action yesterday the Pope said there was a temptation to impose vocations on lay people

During his time Egypt, Francis will not use an armoured car and will travel among crowds in a golf cart

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One policeman was killed in the shooting near the Egyptian monastery

‘The local Christian community is now living under threat,’ says priest

The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations will be limited to liturgical prayers ‘without any festive manifestations’

Mgr John Kozar, international president of CNEWA, said daunting challenges face Christians who return to their country

Morgan said ISIS’s war on Christianity was not ‘getting the attention it should get in the media around the world’

The deadly bombings at two churches on Palm Sunday came weeks before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country