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Our martyrs' blood unites us, Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 12:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis closed his first day in Egypt with a visit to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, telling him their Churches are bonded by the blood of their martyrs, and are called to further cement this bond with acts of charity.

Pope tells Egypt's authorities they have key role in brokering peace

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 11:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Shortly after landing in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced violent fundamentalism in his speech to civil authorities, telling them they have a special role in helping quell extremism.

Pope Francis in Egypt: To kill in the name of God is blasphemy

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 10:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his first speech in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced all forms of violence and hatred, saying that they are blasphemous when carried out in the name of God, or under the pretense of religion.

Full text of joint statement by Pope Francis and Tawadros II

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 28, 2017 / 01:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- During his two-day trip to Egypt, Pope Francis  met with Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, telling him their Churches are bonded by the blood of their martyrs, and are called to further cement this bond with acts of charity.

Vatican praised, cautioned on dialogue with al-Azhar university

Rome, Italy, Apr 27, 2017 / 10:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A leading scholar in the Arab world has applauded the goodwill of both the Vatican and the prestigious Islamic al-Azhar university Pope Francis will visit for aiming to increase Catholic-Muslim dialogue.

New study: Birth control pills reduce women's well-being

Stockholm, Sweden, Apr 27, 2017 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new Swedish study has shown that women who are taking the contraceptive pill might be putting themselves at risk for decreasing their overall health and well-being.

The story behind the Irish priest whose prayers could heal

Dublin, Ireland, Apr 26, 2017 / 06:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the troubled, and his devotion to God.

India bishops slam 'brutal' disruption of Good Friday service

Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 11:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.

Why Russia's new ban on Jehovah's Witnesses is so troubling

Moscow, Russia, Apr 21, 2017 / 09:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.

How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 21, 2017 / 04:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady's message.