Conducting his weekly Angelus prayer from the window of the papal apartments overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis urged the faithful to pray for migrants.
Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.
Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote “unity and fraternity” with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.
Families of victims of Sunday’s bombing at Alexandria’s Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a three-month countrywide state of emergency would be imposed, after two deadly bombings hit Coptic churches on Palm Sunday