By; Francis Jjunju
Just two days to the Papal visit to Egypt, Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not use an armored car while meeting crowds in Cairo.
Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke says despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, Pope Francis has requested to travel in a “normal car.
However Burke says, it will not be an open-topped vehicle but a golf cart when making the rounds through the crowds at the air defense stadium where Mass will be celebrated on April 29.
Pope is expected to use the same golf cart for circulating among the more than 1,000 seminarians, religious and clergy expected to attend an outdoor prayer service at the Coptic Catholic Church’s St Leo’s Patriarchal Seminary in the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Friday April 28.
Burke further says that after Pope Francis’s private meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II at the patriarch’s residence on Friday April 28th the two leaders will go together to the nearby church of St. Peter and Paul to pray for the lives of Christians killed in a bombing during a Sunday Mass in December 2016, where 24 people died and at least 45 others injured.