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The pope of peace comes to the Egypt of peace

CAIRO (SE): “With a joyful and grateful heart I will come in a few days’ time to visit your dear homeland: cradle of civilisation, gift of the Nile, land of sun and hospitality,” Pope Francis said to the people of Egypt prior to his arrival in Cairo on April 28.

He described it as a land where patriarchs and prophets lived and where God made his voice heard.

He added that he was coming as a friend, messenger of peace and a pilgrim to the country that more than 2,000 years ago gave refuge and hospitality to the Holy Family in its flight from King Herod.

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Peeved Le Pen takes aim at bishops and the pope

PARIS (SE): In taking a couple of rather pointed digs at the two candidates for the run off of the presidential election in France, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the Conference of the Bishops of France isolated respect for the weakest members of society, migration and loyalty as citizens of Europe as the three main principles that people should seek to protect in casting their vote on May 7.

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A pope called TED

VANCOUVER (SE): Pope Francis chalked up another first on April 27 when he appeared as the star of a TED Talk.

TED is a non-profit organisation dedicated to spreading ideas in the form of short talks. What began in 1984 as a conference covering Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED), today provides talks from all sorts of different speakers, but, up until now, except a pope.

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Pope faces tough challenge in Egypt