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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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Francis tells journalists the situation ‘has heated up too much’

In his homily, Francis decried religious fanaticism

Al-Azhar’s grand imam thanked the Pope for his ‘fair’ comments

Francis was driven into town in a blue Fiat with the window rolled down, having said he would not travel in an armoured vehicle