Joyous crowds greeted Pope Francis during a historic visit to Cairo at the end of April. The two-day trip included meetings with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar.
In a video message to the people of Egypt released ahead of his arrival, Pope Francis said he hopes his trip “will make a fruitful contribution to interreligious dialogue with the followers of Islam and to ecumenical dialogue with the venerable and beloved Coptic Orthodox Church.”
Pope Francis’ visit concluded by celebrating Mass at the Air Defense Stadium with more than 15,000 in attendance
Here are some of the pictures highlighting the Pope’s visit: