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Reports in Italy claim Francis will visit Cairo’s Al-Azhar, the leading centre of learning of Sunni Islam, in May

A Catholic spokesman says ISIS is now ‘strongly entrenched’ in the North Sinai region

A priest says 1,000 Christians have fled, with some receiving threats on their mobile phones

Islamists attacked a village after reports that Christians intended to build a church

Church says homes were ransacked and torched after rumours of an affair between a Muslim and a Christian

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Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, has released a statement following murder of Christians in Libya

Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza echoed Pope Francis by hailing the 21 Coptic Christians killed by ISIS as martyrs