News

Pope Francis to Visit Egypt in April

Pope Francis to Visit Egypt in April

Pope Francis and President Sisi in 2014

Pope Francis will visit Egypt’s capital city in April at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Al-Azhar, announced the Vatican on Saturday.

According to the Vatican, the Pope will visit Cairo between 28-29 April.

The Pope is expected to meet officials from Al-Azhar, the highest Sunni Islamic authority in Egypt, and the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Pope will also meet Egyptian President Sisi and other top government officials.

Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, left, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, exchange gifts with Pope Francis during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican (Max Rossi/Pool photo via AP)

In 2016, the Vatican hosted Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb. The meeting, the first of its kind between the heads of the Catholic Church and the top authority in Sunni Islam, lasted for about 30 minutes and ended with a hug and kisses, seen as symbolizing the strengthening of relations between Islam and Christianity.

The Pope also met President Sisi at the Vatican in 2014, during one of Sisi’s first visits overseas after becoming President.

Menstrual Pads: A Necessity the Government Labels As “Luxurious”
Arab UN Official Resigns after Withdrawal of Report Describing Israel as “Apartheid”

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Receives Fourth Batch of Rafale Fighters from France

Egyptian StreetsJuly 27, 2017

Egypt Court Sentences 43 Protesters to Life in Prison

Egyptian StreetsJuly 27, 2017

A New Hijabi Emoji is Coming Up on iPhones

Egyptian StreetsJuly 26, 2017

Egypt to Financially Support Citizens with Disabilities

Egyptian StreetsJuly 26, 2017

Magdi Yacoub Performs Heart Surgeries in Ethiopia for Free

Egyptian StreetsJuly 25, 2017

Help Egyptian Women Learn How to Code

Engy AdhamJuly 25, 2017

Egypt to Launch Bike Sharing System in Cairo

Egyptian StreetsJuly 25, 2017

Egyptian Aly AlShafei Wins Grand Award of African Innovation Prize

Egyptian StreetsJuly 24, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.