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Pope Francis, in Egypt, Delivers a Blunt Message on Violence and Religion

The pope warned against wrapping violence and terror in the language of religion and urged the Egyptian president toward progress on human rights.

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Remember how the Second Vatican Council affirmed the priesthood of believers?

The baptized, by regeneration and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, are consecrated as a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, in order that through all those works which are those of the Christian man they may offer spiritual sacrifices and proclaim the power of Him who has called them out of darkness into His marvelous light.

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Roman Catholicism

The declaration of a common Baptism between Rome and Alexandria

April 28, 2017                                                                                                                                 The Memorial of Saint Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort

I wanted to interrupt my discussion of the great Apparition of October 13, 1917 at Fatima to share with you a bit of good news that just came out of Egypt during the last few hours: the Holy Father Pope Francis, Successor of Saint Peter, has signed a joint declaration with His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, in Cairo recognizing for the first time in much more than almost sixteen centuries that there is a common Baptism shared between the Church of Rome and the Church of Alexandria. 337 more words

Catholic Church

Pope Francis urges Egypt imams to teach and preach tolerance, peace

CAIRO — Pope Francis urged Egypt’s leading imams on Friday to teach their students to reject violence in God’s name and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab world’s most populous country following a spate of deadly Islamic militant attacks against Christians. 989 more words

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The Pope's perilous mission to Egypt

Source: CNN

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor

(CNN)When Pope Francis travels to Egypt on Friday, he will retrace a journey his namesake made nearly 800 years ago, with a somewhat similar mission in mind. 126 more words

The Muslim Times

Pope Francis faces another delicate — and dangerous — task in Egypt trip

Source: Religion News Service

By Christopher Lamb

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Pope Francis was on his way to the violence-plagued Central African Republic almost two years ago, security advisers warned him that it was an active war zone and they couldn’t guarantee his safety. 92 more words

The Muslim Times

Theology 101: Vatican II

By Dr. Massimo Faggioli

The Second Vatican Council or Vatican II (1962-1965) was the most important event in the history of the Catholic Church since the Protestant Reformation and the Council of Trent (1545-1563). 420 more words

Theology And Culture