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CAIRO - 30 December 2018: Vatican Ambassador in Cairo Archbishop Bruno Musarò said on Saturday that the ongoing dialogue with Al-Azhar is blocking the spread of all forms of extremism and terrorism throughout the world.
In a TV statement, Musarò stressed that the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism plays a great role in reviving the Holy Family's path as a pilgrimage and tourism destination.
Musarò stated that he personally provided all the necessary support for the success of the project to revive the Holy Family’s path in Egypt.
The Vatican's ambassador in Cairo revealed that the Pope's visit to Egypt and his meeting with Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb restored the spirit of cooperation between the two institutions.
The absence of dialogue between Al-Azhar and Vatican is the greatest gift for terrorism, Musarò added.
Musarò said that there is cooperation between Egypt and the Vatican in several areas, especially in education and health. Vatican has many schools and medical centers throughout Egypt.
Two Vietnamese tourists were killed earlier on Dec. 28 and ten others were injured in a tourist bus explosion in Marioteya district, near Giza governorate.
According to a statement issued by Egypt’s Interior Ministry, the explosion came due to a primitive explosive device. Fourteen Vietnamese tourists were reportedly on the bus.
The area surrounding the explosion was evacuated and security measures were taken, according to the statement.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi followed the terrorist attack's updates along with the ministers and security bodies.