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

The Coptic Pope is due to visit parishes across the country

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’

‘Your sufferings are also our sufferings,’ Francis tells Egyptian Christians

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

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Britain’s Coptic Orthodox bishop said the bombings were a reminder ‘that our life here on earth is a journey often filled with pain’

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority

Pontiff to meet Muslim and Coptic leaders during trip

The suspect apparently belonged to a terrorist cell funded by exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders