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Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

Pope Francis celebrates Mass during a Air Defense Stadium in Cairo.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass during a Air Defense Stadium in Cairo.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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Pope Francis distinguished Mass in Cairo, Saturday, circuitous adult a two-day revisit to Egypt. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw a Roman Catholic personality off during Cairo Airport during a finish of a visit.

The Mass was hold in a track underneath complicated confidence as Sylvia Poggioli reported on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, while troops helicopters flew overhead. According to The Associated Press, some 15,000 Catholic Egyptians attended a service.

They listened a Pope say, in his homily, “God is gratified usually by a faith that is admitted by a lives, for a usually racism believers can have is that of charity.”

As Jane Arraf has reported, a revisit was seen as critical to Egypt’s Christians — who are a minority in that country. Just 3 weeks ago, Coptic Christian churches were a targets of Islamist self-murder bombers who killed some-more than 40 people.

Earlier in a Pope’s visit, The Pope met with a Grand Imam during Al-Azhar University. He urged leaders of all faiths to reject assault and malign intolerance.

Following Saturday’s Mass, Pope Francis visited a Catholic seminary outward Cairo, fluttering to onlookers from a golf transport before assembly with priests, nuns, and seminarians on a campus.