In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on April 17.
Pope Francis of the Vatican voiced his deepest appreciation for Egypt's government and people.
Egypt’s Grand Imam, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Ahmed al-Tayyib, met Wednesday with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the headquarters of the Italian Presidency in the Italian capital, Rome.
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.
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.
As per a joint statement, the two religious institutions called upon all people to pray to Allah, asking Him to eradicate this pandemic and to help scientists reach treatment for the coronavirus disease.
Pope Francis cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday.
New Vatican Ambassador to Egypt Archbishop Nicolas Henry arrived here late on Saturday.
Shoukry remarks came during his meeting with Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Friday affirmed Egypt's keenness on boosting consultation and coordination with the Vatican.
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.
Vatican Pope Francis said Sunday a world without nuclear weapons is "possible and necessary," the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Sunday.
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 Francis has appealed for a new effort at dialogue after US forces pulled back from northeastern Syria.
Pope Francis said prayers on Sunday for victims of the bombing of a migrant center in Libya last week.
Sisi said that coexistence culture, which started in Egypt, will spread across the region over time.
A special envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, met with several officials and priests in the Monastery of Drenka.
In the video, posted in Italian, he said the UAE is a "country that is striving to be a model for co-existence, human fraternity, and meeting of faiths and civilizations".
The Grand Imam of Al Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayyeb will meet Pope Francis of the Vatican on February in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, Jan. 21.
The spokesman for the Vatican and his deputy resigned suddenly on Monday, an official statement said.