NCR Podcast: Pope Francis in Egypt

Pope Francis embraces Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University, at a conference on international peace in Cairo April 28, during his visit to Egypt. (CNS/Paul Haring)
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In this episode, host Brittany Wilmes talks to NCR Vatican correspondent Josh McElwee about Pope Francis' recent trip to Egypt. Later, Brittany is joined by GSR editor Gail DeGeorge and Sr. Michele Morek to discuss Global Sisters Report's upcoming feature "The Life."

Show Notes

  • The pope spoke April 28 at Al-Azhar, a mosque that is considered the highest theological institution in Sunni Islam.
  • Francis' trip to Egypt was marked Friday, April 28, by a significant step forward in ecumenical relations.
  • In a press conference aboard the papal flight from Egypt, Francis told the United States and North Korea to deescalate their nuclear tensions.
  • The pope spread wisdom in Egypt, writes Michael Sean Winters.
  • Global Sisters Report is launching a new monthly panel called "The Life."

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