Pope Francis urges to end violence in the name of God

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Pope Francis urges to end violence in the name of God

CAIRO: Pope Francis said violence cannot be committed in the name of God, in a speech to a Muslim-Christian conference in Egypt on Friday.

"Peace alone... is holy and no act of violence can be perpetrated in the name of God, for it would profane his name," the Catholic pontiff said.

Francis is in Egypt on a 27-hour visit to push for dialogue with Muslims and support the country's embattled Christian minority that has suffered a series of jihadist attacks. (APP)