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Egypt is a beacon of hope and refuge, pope says at audience

Just as it had been for centuries, Egypt can be a sign of hope for those who long for peace, Pope Francis said.

During his weekly general audience May 3, the pope reflected on his recent visit to Egypt and said that because of its religious and cultural heritage as well as its role in the Middle East, Egypt has the task of promoting a lasting peace that "rests not on the law of force but on the force of law."

Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, pope says at audience

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Christians always have hope, no matter how bleak, bad or uncertain the journey, because they know God is always by their side, Pope Francis said.

In fact, "even crossing parts of the world (that are) wounded, where things are not going well, we are among those who, even there, continue to hope," he said at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square April 26.

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