Islam and Politics Collide in Egypt as a Secular Government Attempts Islamic Reform

Religion and politics are on a collision course in Egypt as President Al-Sissi amends religious laws and Pope Francis is set to meet in Cairo with Al-Azhar's grand imam, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives to meet with Pope Tawadros II, the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Cathedral
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Coptic Pope Tawadros II in the Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt April 13, 2017Credit: The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
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