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COP27 - Climate change
11/4/2022 4:44:30 PM
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has accompanied Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Pope Francis of the Vatican to plant a palm tree at Sakhir Palace to draw the world's attention to the climate change crisis and environmental issues.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
11/4/2022 4:00:48 PM
Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, called for ending the Russia-Ukraine war and halting ongoing fighting in various areas worldwide.

World - Region
11/3/2022 5:37:21 PM
Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics, on Thursday began a trip to Bahrain aimed at fostering dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

World - War in Ukraine
10/24/2022 4:14:08 PM
Pope Francis on Monday met at the Vatican with French President Emmanuel Macron, with the war in Ukraine looming large in both leaders' concerns.

World - International
10/9/2022 3:15:55 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday denounced Europe's indifference toward migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea as he elevated to sainthood an Italian bishop and Italian-born missionary whose work and life paths illustrated the difficulties faced by 19th Century Italian emigrants.

World - International
9/25/2022 2:00:40 PM
Pope Francis traveled to southern Italy on Sunday to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italy's national election, and delivered a message that hit on key domestic campaign issues including immigration.

World - Region
9/15/2022 9:58:47 PM
Pope Francis is studying a possible visit to Bahrain in November and said Thursday he is looking to reschedule his trip to South Sudan and Congo for February.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
9/14/2022 8:17:38 PM
Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Wednesday that religion must never be used to justify the ``evil'' of war, and asked at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan, ``How many deaths will it take?'' for peace to prevail in Ukraine.

World - International
9/14/2022 2:14:36 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping's first trip overseas since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will overlap with a visit by Pope Francis to Kazakhstan, although the Vatican says there are no plans for them to meet.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/4/2022 7:27:16 PM
Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II said he hopes talks between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) go well, as he received a delegation from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church on Sunday.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
8/30/2022 3:06:17 PM
The Vatican sought on Tuesday to clarify the pope's position on Ukraine, after the pontiff's comment on the death of a Russian ultranationalist's daughter ruffled feathers in Kyiv.

World - International
8/28/2022 5:17:11 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday called on the international community to help Pakistan, where deadly floods have killed more than 1,000 people.

World - International
8/27/2022 7:20:57 PM
Pope Francis elevated 20 more churchmen to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, formally expanding those now eligible to vote for his successor in case he dies or resigns, the latter a step he has said he'd consider if the need arises.

Egypt - Society
8/22/2022 8:18:08 PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday that Egyptians work together in unity and that Egypt embraces all its people without discrimination.

Egypt - Society
8/17/2022 10:23:12 PM
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church said that he tested negative for coronavirus on Wednesday as he has been in isolation for contacting the virus since the beginning of the week.

Egypt - Society
8/14/2022 3:58:40 PM
Various Egyptian entities offered on Sunday heartfelt condolences to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church over the victims of the massive fire that ripped through Abu Sefein Church in Imbaba district in Giza governorate Sunday, while two psychological teams dispatched to help the wounded get over the tragic event.

Egypt - Society
8/14/2022 1:18:42 PM
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended condolences on Sunday to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church after a massive fire broke out early morning at a church in Giza’s Imbaba district that killed at least 41 people and injured 14 others, according to health ministry sources.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
8/9/2022 10:46:05 PM
Roman Catholic Pope Francis’ recent visit to Canada was an opportunity for the Church to apologise for its role in abuses at Canadian residential schools, writes Azza Radwan Sedky

World - International
7/30/2022 11:11:34 AM
Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that he can no longer travel like he used to because of his strained knee ligaments, saying his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was ``a bit of a test'' that showed he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire.

World - International
7/26/2022 10:12:23 AM
Pope Francis on Monday apologized for the "evil" inflicted on the Indigenous peoples of Canada on the first day of a visit focused on addressing decades of abuse at Catholic-run residential schools.

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