Pope Francis

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.

UN chief joins Pope Francis, Azhar Imam to pray for humanity May 14

Mon, 04 May 2020 - 01:20 GMT

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced he supports the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity’s call to pray for humanity on May 14.

Pope Francis greets Grand Imam of Al Azhar on advent of holy Ramadan

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 - 03:02 GMT

In a phone call with the grand Imam, Pope Francis also wished the whole world more stability and security, praying to God to make the universe free from wars and diseases.

Pope Francis warns against ‘unfair’ solutions to end Israel-Palestine conflict

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 - 01:24 GMT

Pope Francis cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday.

Don't close ports to migrants, pope says after Salvini case

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 12:28 GMT

“In the whole world, men and women migrants face risky voyages to escape violence, to escape, war, to escape poverty,”.

Sisi congratulates Pope Francis on Christmas, hails his tolerance message

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 12:34 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulated Pope Francis on Christmas and New Year celebrations, and wished him success in his message to spread religious tolerance peace worldwide, in a telephone call on Thursday, the Presidency said.

Sisi's message to Pope Francis reflects appreciation for Vatican's efforts to spread tolerance

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 - 12:14 GMT

This came in a message handed over by Egypt's Foreign Minister, while wrapping up his visit to the Vatican City, to Pope Francis.

Turning from nuclear message, Pope urges youth to fight for the earth

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 01:51 GMT

Pope Francis wrapped up a 4 day trip to Japan by turning from the anti-nuclear message that was the backbone of his visit to other key campaigns of his.

Pope Francis says world without nuke arms "possible, necessary"

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 - 10:20 GMT

Vatican Pope Francis said Sunday a world without nuclear weapons is "possible and necessary," the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Sunday.

Pope Francis calls for protecting dignity, rights of migrants, refugees

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 03:00 GMT

The Pope pleaded for action against one of the region's greatest scourges, human trafficking to fuel the forced labor and sex trade industries, as he began a week-long visit to Asia.

Guess who's coming to lunch? Pope hosts meal for 1,500 needy people

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 - 01:58 GMT

Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.

Vatican Pope urges dialogue to end Syria offensive

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 - 11:53 GMT

Vatican Pope Francis has appealed for a new effort at dialogue after US forces pulled back from northeastern Syria.

Pope calls for humanitarian corridors to protect migrants

Sun, 07 Jul 2019 - 01:52 GMT

Pope Francis said prayers on Sunday for victims of the bombing of a migrant center in Libya last week.

Egyptian hero asks to meet Pope Francis

Fri, 31 May 2019 - 02:42 GMT

The 14-year-old hero did not find a seat in his school trip to Vatican so he was unable to see the Pope.

Pope pays tribute to journalists who were killed; says press freedom vital

Sun, 19 May 2019 - 10:06 GMT

Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country’s health.

Pope makes historic first visit to North Macedonia

Tue, 07 May 2019 - 09:33 GMT

Pope Francis made the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday.

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders, urging them to keep the peace

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 03:46 GMT

“I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward. There will be many problems but they will not overcome us. Resolve your problems,” Francis said in improvised remarks

Pope arrives in Morocco for two-day trip

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 - 01:15 GMT

Pope Francis arrived in Morocco on Saturday to start a two-day trip centered on inter-faith relations.

Vatican pope holds open-air Mass in Abu Dhabi

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 10:14 GMT

Pope Francis held an open-air Mass for 170,000 people in Abu Dhabi Tuesday on the final day of his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates, Daily Mail reported.