Pope backs Egypt's moderate Muslims in battle against extremists

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_ITA130401AA001.jpegCAIRO — Pope Francis began his two-day trip here on Friday to show solidarity with the country's Muslims who condemn radical Islamic terrorism, saying Egypt has an important role to play in  “vanquishing all violence and terrorism.”

The pontiff said religious leaders were obliged to “expose attempts to justify every form of hatred in the name of religion, and to condemn these attempts as idolatrous caricatures of God.”

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