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Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Leader of the Catholic Church meets Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Al Tayeb, Imam of Al Azhar Mosque, during a private audience

Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis (R) exchanges gifts with Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb (L) during a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis (R) smiles to a member of the delegation as he meets with Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb, at the end of a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis (C) talks with Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb (L) during a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis (L) meets Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb (R) during a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb (C) arrives with archbishop Georg Ganswein (R) and cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (L) to meet Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis (R) exchanges gifts with Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb (L) during a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian Grand Imam meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis (R) talks with Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb (L) during a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. Pope Francis met the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses. (Max Rossi/AFP/Getty Images)