Pope Francis to visit Egypt on April 28

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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet with Pope Francis, who will arrive in Egypt on April 28.

The Catholic pope will take part in a ceremony at which he and Sisi will give a speech.

There will also be a meeting with Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb. He is scheduled to deliver another speech at the world peace conference organised by Al-Azhar.

On April 29, Pope Francis is also expected to head a mass and meet with several Catholic scholars.

During the visit, Francis will meet with Egypt’s Coptic church leader Pope Tawadros II.

He will also take part in prayers for the victims of the Botroseya cathedral blast, which occurred in December.

Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm

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