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Hours after Friday’s attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced that Egypt had launched airstrikes against militant training bases in Libya

Reports say 26 Coptic pilgrims were killed while travelling to a monastery

Pope Francis assured Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros of his prayers ‘for you, and for peace in Egypt and the Middle East’

The man had was among many Christians to flee the town of El-Arish just three months earlier, but had returned to find work

The Coptic Pope is due to visit parishes across the country

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 3

Egypt has the task of promoting a lasting peace that “rests not on the law of force but on the force of law”, the Pope said

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’

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The young man’s death raises questions about Egypt’s regime. Italians will hope the papal visit has some impact

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