Ahmed Al Tayeb

Pope Meets Top Egyptian Cleric, Ending Five-Year Freeze in Relations

VATICAN CITY, May 23 – Pope Francis met on Monday the grand imam of Egypt’s highest Islamic authority, Al Azhar, looking to heal Vatican relations with the influential center of Sunni Muslim learning after dialogue was frozen five years ago. The 1,000-year-old mosque and university center cut contacts with the Vatican in 2011 over what

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