Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pope Leads Mass for Thousands of Egypt Cath.; Denounces Violence and "Demagogic" Populism

Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics today (April 29, 2017) during a visit to support Egypt's Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims, according to the Times of Israel website.

Francis circled the Cairo stadium on a golf cart waving to the crowds as a chorus sang a joyous hymn.

Yesterday, Francis pleaded for tolerance and peace as he visited a Coptic Orthodox Church bombed by the Islamic State (IS) group in December.

The 80-year-old pontiff denounced violence and "demagogic" populism in an address yesterday to a Muslim-Christian conference.

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