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Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt's  population. Many say they have experienced persecution (PA)

Sectarian violence against Christians has recently peaked in the south of the country

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

The father of a man who was killed by ISIS attends a service in the Virgin Mary Church near Cairo (CNS)

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Egyptian military police stand guard at the Almaza military airport in north Sinai (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Officials say a priest was gunned down while walking in the city of el-Arish

Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion visit Mount Athos last month (AP)

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AP)

A Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman naked and paraded her through the streets of a village

Ahmed el-Tayeb exchanges gifts with Pope Francis (AP)

Anti-Christian prejudice among Muslims is a very bad advertisement for their faith

Coptic Pope Tawadros II at St Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egyp (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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

A picture showing Medhat Michael, one of the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, is seen during prayers for the departed at Al-Boutrossiya Church, the main Coptic Cathedral complex, in Cairo, Egypt (AP)

A telegram was sent on the Pope’s behalf to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte kisses the Philippine flag during his final campaign rally in Manila (AP)

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