Life in Egypt for a Christian Woman: ‘Easy Prey’

To be a woman in a country where most of her people see women as a disgrace, and at best look at her from a sexual point of view, it is a heavy burden, but even worse when you are a Christian woman. It is hell!

Pope’s Visit Seen as Great Blessing in Egypt

Pope Francis’ historic, 27-hour visit to Cairo has left a profound mark on Egyptians, Catholic leaders said, as they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

Journey of Peace

Pope Francis has just completed his Apostolic Journey to Egypt. By all standards, it was widlly successful. The very fact that it even occurred immediately makes it a success.

Pope Speaks His Mind in Egypt

Pope Francis’ April 28-29 trip to Egypt was full of ironies, among them a Catholic pope being received as a hero in an overwhelmingly Muslim nation, and the fact that one of the world’s most spontaneous and people-loving figures spent most of his time surrounded by a thick security cocoon enforced by the Egyptian military and security services.

Pope in Egypt

During his two-day trip to Egypt, Pope Francis met with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and lit a candle outside St. Peter’s Church, Cairo; spoke at an international conference on peace; met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and government officials; and celebrated Mass for the faithful.

Pope, Coptic Patriarch Honor Martyrs, Urge Unity for Peace

Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed by an Islamic State militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II paid homage to those killed for their faith.

Tight Security for Pope in Egypt

Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis planned to travel to Egypt as a sign of being close to the people there, said Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman.