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>> Tight security outside the stadium where Pope Francis led mass for Egyptian Catholics on Saturday. The Vatican officials estimate more than 15,000 people packed into Cairo's Air Defense Stadium. Arriving early, waving Egyptian and Vatican flags and even cardboard cutouts of the Pope. Reuters Philip Pullella who's in Cairo, insists the two day visit was aimed at rebuilding ties with Muslim religious leaders.
>> Well the Pope wants to strengthen ties the Islamic authorities and Islam around the world in the wake of the deadly attacks on the various Catholic churches just earlier this month and also last year. He's been preaching tolerance, and he again has stated very, very firmly that all religious leaders, Muslims, Jews, Christians should all strongly denounce the concept of violence or war in God's name.
>> Francis urging Muslim leaders to unite against religious violence as Islamic militants threaten to rid the Middle East of it's ancient Christian communities. The trip, just three weeks after twin church bombings by Islamist militants, killed 45 people, most of them Coptic Christians. The Pope laying flowers and praying for the 28 people killed in a Christmas season blast last year at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral, an unusual choice of venue for Saturday's religious service, highlighting security concerns.
Helicopter gunships circling the perimeter of the stadium, and military Jeeps patrolling the streets. The Pope himself choosing to travel the city in an ordinary car to be closer to the people. After a dense day of meetings with political and religious leaders on Friday, the Mass was a highlight of the trip.
Francis leaving the country on Saturday afternoon.