WATCH LIVE: Pope Francis is welcomed in Egypt

He will spend 2 days in Cairo meeting with other leaders

Pope Francis
Pope Francis (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

CAIRO – WATCH LIVE: Pope Francis arrives in Cairo and is welcomed on his first of two days in Egypt.

Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis lands in Cairo on Friday for a series of deeply symbolic encounters with Egypt's religious and political leadership.

He will meet with Egypt's president, patriarch and the "other" pope, Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and pray for victims of the attacks.


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