Egypt Tightens Security ahead of Pope’s Visit 

Pope Francis is visiting Cairo, Egypt on Friday, April 28 and is planning to stay two days in the country, where only recently bomb assaults were carried out against two Coptic Christian churches. As part of his visit the Pope will hold a Mass in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo.

Egypt has started preparations to welcome the high guest and security around the Vatican residence in Cairo has been tightened. The police have been conducting door-to-door checks, searching passers-by and instructing business owners to close their shops for the visit. Parking has been prohibited on major streets close to the residence.

The security forces will search the area for explosives during the time of the visit, according to sources.

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