Pope in Egypt

NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on the tensions between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt. Today Pope John Paul II, begins a three-day visit to Egypt in an effort to promote closer dialogue with Muslims, and try to overcome old rifts with Orthodox Christians. The trip is also a personal pilgrimage to some holy sites.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from