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PHOTOS of Pope Francis in Egypt

Pope Francis I, who is currently in Egypt on a two day visit, on Saturday led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics.

He is in the North African nation to support the country’s embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

There is currently heavy security across Cairo. Recall that the Pope refused to use an armoured car despite the security threats.

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On Friday, the Argentine met Coptic Orthodox patriarch Pope Tawadros II, and both attended an emotional mass at the church hit in the December suicide bombing.

They prayed at a makeshift shrine for its victims, who were mostly women.

They also signed a joint declaration pledging to ‘strive for serenity and concord through a peaceful co-existence of Christians and Muslims’.

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