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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
7/17/2022 4:03:24 PM
Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers to accompany him on what he called his ``penitential'' pilgrimage to Canada to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by the Catholic church.

Egypt - Society
7/12/2022 7:29:54 PM
The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced on Tuesday that the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims that were sent by NGOs is set to return to Cairo on Thursday after performing their Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals in Saudi Arabia.

World - Region
7/9/2022 12:39:11 PM
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims cast pebbles in the "stoning of the devil" ritual marking the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday Saturday, as a hajj pilgrimage that drew 900,000 visitors began winding down.

World - Region
7/8/2022 6:43:00 PM
Huge crowds of Muslim pilgrims prayed on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Friday, the climax of the biggest hajj pilgrimage since the pandemic forced drastic cuts in numbers two years in a row.

World - Region
7/7/2022 2:30:00 PM
It is a scene that stirs hope, and relief, for Muslims around the world.

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/7/2022 10:54:13 AM

World - Region
7/4/2022 5:27:08 PM
Saudi authorities have arrested and fined nearly 300 people caught trying to perform the hajj without permits, an official said Monday, as the kingdom prepares to receive 1 million people for the annual pilgrimage.

Egypt - Society
6/19/2022 4:23:02 PM
The first batch of Egyptian pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday to perform the Hajj (greater pilgrimage), according to the Ministry of Social Solidarity.

World - Region
6/5/2022 5:06:47 PM
Saudi Arabia aims to triple foreign tourism this year as pandemic restrictions ease, hajj pilgrims return and the first elements of the crown prince's signature projects open, its tourism minister told AFP Sunday.

World - Region
5/25/2022 2:15:28 PM
A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in clashes that erupted during a "Jewish pilgrimage" to the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said Wednesday.

Egypt - Politics
5/22/2022 7:30:09 PM
Egypt's House of Representatives – the lower house of parliament – gave preliminary approval Sunday to two bills on money laundering and pilgrimage visas, with final approval postponed to an upcoming session.

Egypt - Politics
5/21/2022 6:42:45 PM
Egypt's House of Representatives – the lower house of parliament – will reconvene this week to hold plenary sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Egypt - Tourism
5/17/2022 3:36:08 PM
Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry announced on Tuesday extending the registration for 2022’s Hajj Islamic pilgrimage through tourism companies until 23 May instead of 20 May.

Egypt - Politics
5/8/2022 5:04:11 PM
Hanafy El-Gebaly — speaker of Egypt’s House of Representatives — announced in a plenary session on Sunday that the government referred three new bills to the House that tackle money laundering activities, new budgetary allocations, and Haj (pilgrimage) visas.

Egypt - Tourism
4/21/2022 11:48:43 PM
EgyptAir carried 680 Egyptian Coptic pilgrims on Thursday evening to visit the holy sites in Jerusalem, after pilgrimage trips had been suspended for two years due to the pandemic, sources at EgyptAir said.

World - Region
4/9/2022 11:04:22 AM
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it will permit one million Muslims from inside and outside the country to participate in this year's hajj, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two years of drastically pared-down pilgrimages.

Egypt - Society
12/30/2021 7:26:34 PM
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism has announced a set of regulations governing the next Umrah (the small pilgrimage to Mecca) for Egyptians, one week after the Cabinet’s approved requirements for the religious trips for the months of Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan of the current Hijra year.

Egypt - Tourism
12/1/2021 12:52:00 PM
Saudi Arabia will allow fully-vaccinated Egyptian pilgrims arriving via on direct flights from Egypt to perform Umrah (the small pilgrimage) as per a decision last week to remove the country from the kingdom's restricted list on direct flights, starting Wednesday, 1 December.

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