Mourning and joy for Egypt’s Christians ahead of Pope’s visit


CAIRO: Egypt’s Christians are still mourning fellow members of the Coptic Orthodox community murdered this month by extremists, but there is also joy ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this weekend.

Amid wafting incense, strident percussion and prayers in a Cairo church, worshippers are looking forward to the Roman Catholic pope’s arrival tomorrow, seeing his two-day trip as one of support for their minority community.

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