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Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

CAIRO: Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims. The visit, coming after the Islamic State group killed dozens of worshippers in three Egyptian church bombings in December and April, provided the beleaguered Christians with an occasion to celebrate. A crowd of about 15,000 people cheered and released yellow and white balloons with Francis, flanked by security, circling the Cairo…