Amid Threats and Bloodshed, In Egypt, Pope Pleads For "Builders of Civility"

Posted April 29, 2017 11:07 am by Editor

Amid Threats and Bloodshed, In Egypt, Pope Pleads For "Builders of Civility"

Even for his standard aversion to what had been the usual security precautions of papal travel – bulletproof glass, armored vehicles and the like – in his daily homily on Tuesday, the Pope appeared to acknowledge the particular risk of this weekend’s visit to Egypt, but turned back any concern over it with his statement that “if a preacher seeks a life insurance policy, he is not a true preacher of the Gospel.”That the comment was made on St Mark’s Day – the patronal feast of the Arab country’s largest Christian group, the Coptic Orthodox – was more than mere

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