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: Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa...More

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Philippa Hitchen/ vatican Radio
: In a common declaration, signed by Pope Francis and Coptic Pope Tawadros II, Catholics and Copts declare for the first time that they will recognise each other’s sacrament of baptism. The joint statement was made public following a meeting of the Catholic and Coptic leaders in Cairo on Friday. It comes forty-four years after Pope Paul VI first met...More
By Christopher Wells/ Vatican Radio
: In his address to leaders of government and civil institutions in Egypt, Pope Francis focused on the country’s role in seeking solutions to the complex issues that face the Middle East. Listen to Christopher Wells' report: Egypt, he said, “has a unique role to play in the Middle East and among those countries seeking solutions to pressing and...More
Vatican Radio
: In a meeting with Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox leader Pope Tawadros II on Friday, Pope Francis said the two communities must oppose violence and work more closely together to witness to Christ in the world. Recalling the first encounter of a Catholic and a Coptic pope, Paul VI and Shenouda III in May 1973, following centuries of separation, Pope...More
Vatican Radio
: Religious leaders must denounce violations of human rights and expose attempts to justify violence and hatred in the name of God. That was Pope Francis’ message on Friday at the International Peace Conference taking place at the Al-Azhar conference centre in Cairo. The Pope’s words came at the start of his two day trip to Egypt, following a...More
By Christopher Wells/ Vatican Radio
: In his address to leaders of government and civil institutions in Egypt, Pope Francis focused on the country’s role in seeking solutions to the complex issues that face the Middle East. Egypt, he said, “has a unique role to play in the Middle East and among those countries seeking solutions to pressing and complex problems that need to be faced...More

World

Pope’s words to journalists during flight to Egypt

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: Following is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ words to journalists during his flight from Rome to Egypt on Friday, April 28, 2017. The Holy Father was presented to journalists by Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke. Greg Burke:...

Arab World

Kyrillos: Al Azhar conference to call for "a renewal of the religious approach"

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: The International Conference for Peace hosted by Al Azhar Sunni University, in Cairo which will have its climax in the afternoon of Friday 28 April with a speech by Pope Francis, “will issue a statement on what is called 'Renewal of the Religious Approach,...

Holy Land

Meditation of Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for third Easter Sunday

By Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa
: Following is the meditation of the Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa for third Easter Sunday April 30, 2017: Third Sunday of Easter The disciples on the road to Emmaus, sad and disillusioned by what happened to their Master, tell the unknown passer-by what they remember of the events that just happened. It is the same passer-by who asks them: “What are these things you are discussing as you walk along the way?” (Lk 24:17). And he persists: “What?” (Lk 24:19). Their account of the facts is a story in the past, closed and over, that can no longer produce anything, and that also carried with it, in its failure, all their hopes, their very lives. There is a discordant element that disciples cannot explain to themselves, which could perhaps suggest that something new has taken place: it seems...