By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Pope Francis will visit Egypt on Friday, he will depart on Saturday.
This is a very important visit. In Egypt Pope Francis will meet with the Coptic Pope. The two clerics have developed a relationship - they are both called Pope.
Pope Francis will also meet with other Christian leaders.
More importantly, the Pope will meet with the Islamic leader the Grand Imam and president of Azhar University, arguably the most prestigious Muslim institution in the world.
Everyone in the Middle East is aware of the symbiotic relationship between Muslims and Christians over the centuries in the region. But of late, there has been a rejection of Christians spearheaded by Muslim extremists like ISIS and al Qaeda.
These extremists have called for no meetings with Christians and even for the killing of the Christians.
Friday will be a very interesting day.
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