Pope Francis will visit Cairo on April 28-29, the Vatican said on Saturday.
Comment: Egypt's Christians have paid a high price for their unrelenting support of the president, becoming a target of extremist groups, writes Bård Kårtveit.
Comment: Despite its protestations to the contrary, the Brotherhood's eulogising of Sheikh Omar Abd al-Rahman shows it has not yet abandoned ties to violent groups, writes David Powell.
Papal spokesperson confirms that a visit to Egypt may be on the cards, amid continued speculation that a trip may be scheduled for May.
If Baghdad's iconic St Joseph's Cathedral could speak, it would have many stories to tell from its 140-year history, much of which has been forgotten
Egyptian Copts are flocking to Ismailia and beyond to escape the latest spate of killings of Christians by militants, but their grievances are falling on deaf ears.
Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Egyptian government of failing to protect hundreds of Coptic Christians who fled their homes in northern Sinai after a series of attacks by militants.
IS in the Sinai continue to target Coptic Christians as hundreds flee the peninsula.
Dozens of Coptic Christians have left Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after a string of extremist attacks killed three Christians in the restive province.
A Coptic Christian was shot dead on Thursday and his house set on fire in Egypt's North Sinai.