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In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt

Francis, who started a two-day visit, has said he hoped his trip would contribute to dialogue with Muslims and show support for Egypt's Coptic Christians.

In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis (R) and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, embrace during a visit of the Pope to the prestigious Sunni institution in Cairo on April 28, 2017. Pope Francis began a visit to Egypt to promote 'unity and fraternity' among Muslims and the embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis disembarks from his plane upon his arrival at Cairo's International airport on April 28, 2017, during an official visit to Egypt. Pope Francis began a visit to Egypt to promote 'unity and fraternity' among Muslims and the embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis (C-R) walks alongside Muslim clerics at the prestigious Sunni institution Al-Azhar in Cairo on April 28, 2017, during an official visit to Egypt. Pope Francis began a visit to Egypt to promote 'unity and fraternity' among Muslims and the embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis leaves Cairo's International Airport upon his arrival in the Egyptian capital on April 28, 2017. Pope Francis began a visit to Egypt to promote 'unity and fraternity' among Muslims and the embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shakes hand with Pope Francis after they both delivered a speech during a meeting in Cairo on April 28, 2017. Pope Francis began a visit to Egypt to promote 'unity and fraternity' among Muslims and the embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis (C) stands next to Coptic Pope Tawadros II (2nd L) as he lights a candle during a visit at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church in Cairo, which was target by a suicide bomb attack that killed 29 people last December, on April 28, 2017. Francis, who started a two-day visit, has said he hoped his trip would contribute to dialogue with Muslims and show support for Egypt's Coptic Christians. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis (C-L) walks alongside Coptic Pope Tawadros II during a visit at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church in Cairo, which was target by a suicide bomb attack that killed 29 people last December, on April 28, 2017. Francis, who started a two-day visit, has said he hoped his trip would contribute to dialogue with Muslims and show support for Egypt's Coptic Christians. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis is surrounded by security as he rides an uncovered Popemobile before the start of a mass on April 29, 2017 at a stadium in Cairo. Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt's small Catholic community as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. The spiritual leader of the world's almost 1.3 billion Catholics will lead mass for some 30,000 believers in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Worshippers attend a mass led by Pope Francis on April 29, 2017 at a stadium in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Pope Francis is set to lead a mass for Egypt's small Catholic community as he visits the country in support of its Christians following a series of deadly church bombings. The spiritual leader of the world's almost 1.3 billion Catholics will lead mass for some 30,000 believers in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Pope Francis visits Egypt
Pope Francis, surrounded by clergymen and security, leaves after leading mass on April 29, 2017 at a stadium in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)