Perspectives Daily – Local Egyptian Leaders See Pope’s Visit As a Big Ecumenical Win

Posted May 2, 2017 11:31 pm by Noel Ocol

So it seems, The Pope’s historic, 72-hour visit to Cairo last weekend has left a profound mark on Egyptians. And according to local Catholic leaders, and they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims as a result of it.
Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian bishops told CNS that The Pope’s visit was a big blessing to the Egyptians, both Muslims and Christians and it boosted the morale of the Egyptian people, especially after the recent Palm Sunday bombings.
The Pope’s visit for Catholics in Egypt was a great happening, very positive,” said Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir, a

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