Pope Francis' risky Egypt trip

Amnesty International is sounding the alarm bells about the increasing and “terrifying wave of attacks” against Christians in Egypt, just as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholic Christians, Pope Francis, is headed there in a display of solidarity with these persecuted brethren.<p>He will …

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Pope Holds Mass In Cairo

Pope Francis celebrated Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt. His visit is part of an effort to strengthen relations with the Muslim world, and to support Coptic Christians.

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Pope Shares Message of Peace with Egypt’s Religious Leaders

Pope Francis’ visit comes as Egypt’s Coptic Christians are under threat from ISIS, and just weeks after they suffered another deadly attack.

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Woman’s luggage completely burnt and doused in water – because it ‘fell off a trolley’

A woman’s luggage turned up at the airport completely burnt and doused in water.<p>The airline, when asked what had happened to Pauline Perkins’ …

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Skeletons Of Two Possible Eunuchs Discovered In Ancient Egypt

Recent excavations at the Ptolemaic-Roman site of Quesna in Egypt have revealed two skeletons of individuals who might have been eunuchs. But these people’s above-average height and other skeletal irregularities might also reflect a congenital condition rather than castration.<p>Presenting at last …

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Egyptian Christian Shocks Muslim TV Host By Forgiving Husband’s Murderers

<i>“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who</i> …


‘Go Back To Your Country’: Egyptian Student Killed in ‘Racist’ Germany Car Attack

An undated photograph of Shaden Mohamed shared on FacebookA 22-year-old Egyptian student was killed in a suspected hate crime in the German city of …


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. TRUMP HEADS TO NRA CONVENTION IN ATLANTA<p>Gun control advocates say they are ready to rumble now that the president, a darling of the National Rifle Association, is in the Oval Office.<p>2. ARKANSAS …

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Egypt issues law allowing president to appoint judges

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified legal amendments that allow the president to make judicial appointments to its top courts, a move judges said would erode the independence of the judicial system.<p>Parliament passed the amendments on Wednesday but some judges had …

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Pope tells Egypt's authorities they have key role in brokering peace

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 10:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Shortly after landing in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced violent fundamentalism in …

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Pope Francis Arrives in Cairo, Bearing Message of Peace

<b>Right Now:</b> Pope Francis has arrived in Egypt, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation. The country is under a state of emergency after suicide bombings, attributed to Islamic State militants, killed at least 44 people in Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.<p>■ It is Francis’ 18th trip …

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Egyptian woman, once world's heaviest, set to move to UAE after row over her weight loss

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty now weighs 172kg down from an estimated 500kg.<p>An Egyptian woman, once touted as the "world's heaviest" at 500kg (1102lbs), is …

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Osiris | Late Period–Ptolemaic Period | The Met

Osiris, foremost of the Egyptian funerary gods and ruler of the underworld, stands upright and wears an atef crown with a sun disk on top and ram …

Ancient History

Find out what Pope Francis’ Trip to Egypt means

CNS photo/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, ReutersThe Pope’s agenda this week includes his apostolic and symbolic visit to Egypt.Greg Burke, Director of the Holy …

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Pope Francis in Egypt: To kill in the name of God is blasphemy

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 09:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his first speech in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced all forms of violence and …

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Germany passes controversial security agreement with Egypt

BERLIN – Germany's Parliament has approved a measure for closer cooperation with Egypt on security issues to fight terrorism, which rights organizations say could make Germany complicit in Egyptian human rights abuses.<p>The agreement, signed with Egypt last summer, allows the countries to exchange …

Middle East

“The Pope’s Perilous Mission to Egypt”

It will be interesting to see how this goes: I’m pleased to note, by the way, that …

Middle East

Vatican praised, cautioned on dialogue with al-Azhar university

Rome, Italy, Apr 27, 2017 / 09:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the …

Middle East

Egypt-Sudan trade held hostage as political tensions simmer

| CAIRO/KHARTOUM<p>When Egyptian media began making Sudan and its smaller if more numerous pyramids the subject of jokes on nightly talk shows recently, Sudanese were not amused.<p>Commodity traders weren't either. They say growing tension between the neighbouring states, deepened by a recent media spat, …

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Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks

CAIRO (AP) — On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt.<p>The church, deep within the dusty alleyways of one of the many "informal" neighborhoods that have …

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Pope to visit Egypt as Copts face Islamic State campaign

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Karam Nassif fled his home in Egypt's North Sinai this year after his name appeared on a Christian hit-list circulated by Islamic State. Fearing for their safety after this month's twin church bombings, his family now wants to leave the country.<p>"You've seen what happened …

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Hamas to unveil revised charter on May 1

GAZA CITY — The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas said Wednesday it is to unveil an amended version of its 1987 founding charter next week, without …


Cairo Genizah Exhibit, Showing Clips of Medieval Jewish Life, Opens at Cambridge University Library

Medieval documents from the Cairo Genizah are now on display in an exhibit at the Cambridge University Library called “Discarded History: The Genizah …


Father Raymond J. de Souza: In Egypt, visiting Pope Francis will find challenges both political and religious

On Friday, a truly historic meeting of Christian leaders will take place in Cairo. Pope Francis will arrive at the Al-Azhar mosque and university — …

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Canada must step up calls to free Ottawa professor Hassan Diab, lawyer says

Former Carleton University prof facing murder charges in 1980 synagogue bombing<p>The Canadian government must step up its efforts to help free a former …


Swiss Court Fines Egypt $2 Billion, Muddies Mideast Gas Market - Bloomberg

A Swiss court ordered Egyptian natural gas companies to pay Israel’s state-owned electricity provider $2 billion in fines for breach of previous …


Saudi Arabia says foils bombing attempt on Aramco fuel distribution terminal

Saudi forces foiled an attempt from Yemen to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in the southern Jazan province on Tuesday using a boat laden with high …

Middle East

Egypt 'let down' by continued UK flight ban to Sharm

<b>Egypt feels badly let down by its ally and partner Britain, according to officials who spoke to the BBC on condition of anonymity.</b><p>The Egyptian government believes it has complied with every security improvement demanded in the wake of the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane by so-called …

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Pope Francis Visits Egypt Coptic Church After Bombings

It's a nervous time for Christians in Egypt after suicide attacks on churches there. They look forward to a visit from Pope Francis tomorrow to boost morale.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Pope Francis is scheduled to pay his first visit to Egypt this weekend. He's visiting just two weeks after …

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BBC News

Ed Butler takes a ride with Uber's Tino Waked in Egypt's capital Cairo. He says that demand for jobs and transport options has helped Egypt become one of the ride-sharing company's fastest growing markets in the world.