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Pope Francis visits Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
28-29 April 2017

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt and visit Cairo from 28-29 April 2017, following an invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib.

The Pope is scheduled to attend a 2-day pastoral journey during which he will celebrate Mass, participate in a Conference for peace, meet with clergy, encourage the small Egyptian Christian community in their faith and of course promote and deepen inter-religious dialogue in the predominantly Muslim nation.

The Pope’s presence in Egypt is seen as particularly poignant in the wake of the Palm Sunday attacks on the Orthodox Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria.


Agenda (All times GMT):
 

(Roma GMT + 2  - Cairo GMT + 2)

FRIDAY 28 APRIL: 

12.00GMT:
- Cairo Int. Airport of: official welcome
- Welcome Ceremony – Presidential Palace in Heliopolis
- Courtesy Visit with the President of the Republic
- Courtesy Visit with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar
- Address to the participants of the International Conference of Peace.
  Grand Imam Speech - Papal Speech

14.40GMT: 
- Meeting with the Government representatives
     - Presidential Speech
     - Papal Speech
- Courtesy Visit with Pope Tawadros II
     - Pope Tawadros II Speech
     - Papal Speech

SATURDAY 29 APRIL: 

08.00GMT: 
- Holy Mass
     - Papal Homily

10:15GMT: 
- Lunch with the Egyptian Bishops and the Papal delegation  

13:15GMT: 
- Prayer Vigil with the clergy, the devout, and the seminarians 
     - Papal Speech
- Farewell Ceremony

15:00GMT: 
- Departure from Cairo International Airport

18:30GMT: 
- Arrival at Fiumicino International Airport

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