Pope Francis prays for peace in Egypt

Pope Francis called for peace and stability in Egypt, saying he continues to pray for the country which has been witnessing violent encounters between security and Muslim Brotherhood loyalists.

In a Sunday service, the pope condemned religious extremism, stressing that faith and violence do not conform with each other.

“We continue to pray for peace in Egypt together, Mary Queen of Peace pray for us,” Pope Francis said.

He also took the opportunity to condemn those who would resort to violence in the name of faith.

The pope focused on a passage of scripture that has, in the pontiff’s words, “lead to confusion or misunderstanding.”

The Christian text is Luke 12:51, which reads, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!”

Pope Francis explained that the passage was intended to encourage Christians to place God in the center of their life and not just as a decoration.


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