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Pope Francis to visit Egypt in April

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Image result for Pope Francis to visit Egypt in AprilPope Francis is set to visit Egypt during the final week of April.

According to Egypt’s Presidential spokesperson Alaa Yusef, the Pope’s visit will be in response to an invitation extended by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who met the Pope when he visited the Vatican in late 2014.

Yusef says pope Francis will meet al Sisi as well as Egypt’s top Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, and Pope Tawadros II..the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

He says Egypt hopes the visit will cement the “spirit of tolerance and dialogue” between followers of different faith, and further isolate extremism and terrorism.

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