Middle East

Faith Video
America FilmsApril 28, 2017
Pope Francis addressed Muslim leaders in Egypt about the need to educate young people for peace.
Pope Francis shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, in Cairo, April 28 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 28, 2017
The pope emphasized that Egypt, because of its history and geographical position, “occupies a unique role in the Middle East.
Politics & Society
Gerard O'ConnellApril 28, 2017
“What is needed are peacemakers, not fomenters of conflict; firefighters not arsonists; preachers of reconciliation and not instigators of destruction.”
In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo, the shadow of Coptic Christian Ayman William is reflected on a dome where he is painting a biblical scene of Samson, at Mar Girgis Church in Zawiya al-Hamra, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Faith News
"God gave me talent and I must make use of it to serve him," Ayman William said.
A billboard with a picture of Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, left, welcomes Pope Francis, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Pope Francis came to Egypt on Friday for a historic two-day visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God's name.
A man rides a bicycle past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis April 26 ahead of the pontiff's April 28-29 visit to Cairo. (CNS photo/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 26, 2017
“Peace be with you” was the message of the Risen Jesus to his disciples on the first Easter, and it is the message Francis will bring to the Muslim and Christian communities in this land.