Tawdros II has been pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church for a year – a period in office marked by Islamist violence against Egyptian Christians. He has been given a warm welcome by Copts on his first visit to Germany.
Despite coming to power on a wave of popular support, President el-Sissi appears to have the same aspirations as his autocratic predecessors. DW looks at his swift rise from army chief to second-term president.
Pope Francis is hoping to revive Muslim-Christian dialogue and show solidarity with the Coptic community during a visit to Cairo. The Egyptian government is using the trip to polish its image. Martin Gehlen reports.
Tight security and grief have cast a shadow on Easter Mass services for Egypt's Coptic Christians just days after 45 people died in twin church bombings. The militant "Islamic State" group claimed the Palm Sunday blasts.
The Coptic Christian pope has canceled a meeting with the US vice president in Cairo, in protest against America's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian leader Abbas also snubbed Mike Pence.
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