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It's Official: Pope Francis Will Visit Egypt

This Apostolic Visit at End of April Will Mark His 18th Pastoral Visit Outside of Italy

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It’s official: Pope Francis is going to Egypt.
According to a statement from the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, Pope Francis will make this Apostolic Visit, marking his 18th pastoral visit outside of Italy, at the end of April.
“In response to the 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 statement read, “His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from April 28-29, 2017, visiting the city of Cairo.”
“The program of the trip will be published shortly,” it concluded.
 

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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