‘Thou shalt not kill’: Pope Francis urges Islamic leaders to reject violence carried out in the name of religion

28 Apr

Some of the texts studied by Sunni scholars at the university teach that Muslims should not allow “infidels” to build churches and that Christians should be forced to pay a special tax or face death.

The university rejects allegations that it promotes intolerance and its Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, is viewed as a moderate who has repeatedly denounced terrorism.

On arriving in Cairo, the Pope had a reception with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president.

He was driven through the streets in a small blue Fiat with the window wound down, having rejected the offer of a bullet-proof Pope-mobile.

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