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Published On: Sun, Mar 19th, 2017

Pope Francis to Visit Egypt in April

nsnbc : Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church will be visiting Egypt in April confirmed Greg Burke, the Director of the Holy See Press Office.

Pope Francis_Pope Tawrados II_Egypt_VaticanThe visit of Pope Francis to Egypt was describes as “an Apostolic Voyage”. Burke noted that Francis will be meeting his counterpart Pope Tawadros II and several Muslim clerics, stating:

“In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.”

The Apostolic Voyage to Egypt will be Pope Francis’ eighteenth pastoral visit outside of Italy.

F/AK – nsnbc 19.03.2017

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