Pope Francis

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.

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.