Pope Francis

Pope Francis renews call for ending world conflicts

Fri, 29 Mar 2024 - 12:34 GMT

Pope Francis renewed his call for ending conflicts worldwide during his weekly audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis of the Vatican hosts the MWL Secretary General

Mon, 29 May 2023 - 10:08 GMT

The meeting reflects the great appreciation for the influential international movement undertaken by the Muslim World League in promoting the bonds of effective dialogue, transparent and optimal understanding, and positive cooperation between followers of religions and cultures.

Pope Tawadros II invites Pope Francis to re-visit Egypt

Mon, 29 May 2023 - 09:18 GMT

He said that his visit was successful, noting that belongings of Coptic Christians who were killed in Libya were to dedicate to the Church of Rome. During his visit, Pope Tawadros II conducted medical checks in Austria, adding that were reassuring.

Muslim League chief, Pope Francis discuss ways of renouncing hatred, racism

Sun, 28 May 2023 - 01:20 GMT

The meeting, which took place at the Vatican pope's residence in Santa Marta, probed ways of renouncing hatred and racism, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Pope Tawadros II gives speech at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City

Wed, 10 May 2023 - 02:12 GMT

The Coptic Orthodox leader recalled his last visit to St Peter’s Square, ten years ago.

Pope Francis man of humanity of a high caliber: Egypt’s Azhar imam to US religious dialogue delegation

Thu, 16 Feb 2023 - 06:35 GMT

Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayeb has praised Pope Francis as a man of humanity of a high caliber in a meeting on Thursday with a US religious dialogue delegation.

Pope Francis urges resumption of dialogue between Israelis, Palestinians

Sun, 25 Dec 2022 - 02:59 GMT

"As many sat around a well-spread table, huge amounts of food daily go to waste and resources are spent on weapons," the pontiff said.

Pope Francis to meet with Muslim Council of Elders in Manama

Sat, 05 Nov 2022 - 04:38 GMT

In a statement, the Muslim Council of Elders said the "extraordinary meeting" will bring together its members with leaders of the Catholic Church, reflecting the role that religious leaders can play "in facing the challenges of the age, by presenting serious steps and practical solutions.

Azhar Grand Imam greets Popes Tawadros, Francis, Archbishop Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew on Christmas

Thu, 30 Dec 2021 - 01:21 GMT

"My sincere congratulations to my friends; Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros, Archbishop Justin Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew I as well as to all Christians around the world on the occasion of Christmas," El-Tayyeb said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Pope of Vatican voices deepest appreciation to Egypt

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 11:03 GMT

Pope Francis of the Vatican voiced his deepest appreciation for Egypt's government and people.

Pope Francis arrives in Hungary for lightning visit

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 - 01:26 GMT

"We are resuming trips, and this is very important because we can bring our words and greetings to people," Francis told reporters on board the flight en route to Budapest in a reference to COVID-19.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq's ancient city of Ur

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 10:28 GMT

The visit is Pope Francis' first-ever trip to Iraq.

Al-Azhar grand imam says Pope Francis’s Iraq visit ‘sends message of peace’

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 01:56 GMT

Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday, becoming the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the Arab country

Pope: Christians killed in Libya in 2015 were 'witnesses of Jesus'

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 12:06 GMT

He explained that those 21 Christians who “bore witness to Jesus Christ” were “ordinary men” who went abroad to support their families.

Al-Azhar Sheikh: Human Fraternity Document message of peace to entire humanity

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 08:39 GMT

Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb said on Thursday that the interfaith Document on Human Fraternity signed in 2019 represents a message of peace to the mankind.

Azhar Imam, Pope Francis participate in virtual celebration of Int’l Day of Human Fraternity

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 12:27 GMT

The day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Human Fraternity document in UAE capital, Abu Dhabi in 4 February 2019.

Pope Francis sends message of cooperation to promote peace to Egypt’s Awqaf Minister

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 08:04 GMT

Pope Francis sent a message of cooperation to promote the culture of peace to Egyptian Endowments (Awqaf) Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa.

Egypt’s Azhar Grand Imam, Vatican Pope call for eliminating discrimination, entrenching human fraternity principles

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 04:12 GMT

Both religious figures have jointly published posts in English and Arabic on their social media accounts, affirming their continuous efforts of combating wrong ideologies that disseminate violence in the name of the religion.

Vatican Pope greets Pope Tawadros on day of fraternal love

Sun, 10 May 2020 - 12:42 GMT

Pope Francis’ call marked the seventh anniversary of his meeting with Tawadros II in Rome on May 10, 2013.

Egyptian MP Abou el Enein praises 'Day of Prayer' call

Fri, 08 May 2020 - 03:52 GMT

In an article issued in Al Ahram newspaper on Friday, Abou el Enein commended Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayeb and Pope Francis’ stances.