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President Sisi invites Vatican Pope Francis to Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Pope Francis in the Vatican last November and informally invited him to visit Egypt

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Jun 2015
Sisi and Pope Francis
Pope Francis and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi shake hands during a private audience at the Vatican November 24, 2014. (Photo; Reuters)
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Egypt's ambassador to the Vatican handed Pope Francis an official invitation to visit Egypt from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Al-Ahram newspaper reported Monday.

In an interview with Al-Ahram, ambassador Wafaa Nessim said the visit is being coordinated through diplomatic channels and its date has not yet been determined.

Nessim added that Pope Tawadros II, Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope, also invited Pope Francis to visit Egypt.

El-Sisi met with Pope Francis in the Vatican last November and informally invited him to visit Egypt.

Former president Hosni Mubarak visited the Vatican in 2006 and met Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope John Paul II visited Egypt in 2000, which was the only visit by the Vatican's Pope to Egypt.

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Truth Ankh Amon
15-06-2015 08:24pm
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AKP idiots
To all AKP Fans and Grate Leader adepts, the Dance is Over. You do not represent Turks anymore. Islamism grow in a sick brain environment. Do you have a government today? AKP is now alone because none of the other political parties wants to form a government with it. We, Egyptians (Copts & Muslims...), have a Great Nation (great with e Farkhan tell it to your doubles). We also have press and journalism working. How about in Turkey? The Kumhuryet for example...? So this is why we have the honor to teach you everyday how Real Humans (Muslims, Copts, Jews, Rasta, Budhists and all Humans with Heart and Brain) behave. If you are not willing to learn, instead of writing stupid comments, read again and take notes. Erdo is OVER. GRATE END. GROW UP Take care now, bye bye then To AO: Why do you show Comments made by STUPID TURKISH IGNORANTS ? Aren't we Egyptians more concerned about OUR NATION ? It seems that AO's Press Freedom is a very Relative Notion.
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Neo
15-06-2015 06:52pm
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Egypt has multi-relegions
It will be a genuine step to promote Egypt as a Multi-religion country. As well as get more legit international support, it's about time one Arab country advocate religious tolerance and freedom, as might as well be Egypt. Good move, hope the Pope accept the invitation.
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Branin
15-06-2015 05:47pm
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sisi should be convert
Batter sisi must convert to christanity he is very sutable for other religion not for islam we appricate if sisi convert
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Allen
15-06-2015 06:31pm
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"Batter"??
"Batter" you do not convert to anything, no one wants an illiterate bigot like you.
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