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quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

The Pope appeals for a return to true peace in Egypt

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Pope Benedict has expressed his sorrow at last Sunday’s violence which took place in Egypt’s capital and called for a peaceful co-existence to be upheld between all communities in the country.The Holy Father made the appeal on Wednesday during his General Audience.

Thousands of pilgrims and tourists from as far away as Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and the United States took up their positions in an autumnal St Peter’s Square for the Pope’s weekly General Audience

It was against the unmistakable backdrop of St Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday that the Holy Father spoke of his deep sadness at the violence which engulfed the Egyptian capital, Cairo, last Sunday.

26 people mostly Coptic Christians were killed when a peaceful protest by Christians demonstrating over an earlier attack on a church  ...»