Pope Francis called for a retreat from "fanaticism" during Mass in the Egyptian capital Saturday، the last day of a key visit during which he addressed religious violence and the plight of the region's beleaguered Christian communities، Nbc news reported.
Thousands of believers held yellow balloons، the color of the Vatican flag، at the military run stadium in Cairo.
"True faith leads us to protect the rights of others with the same zeal and enthusiasm with which we defend our own،" he told the crowd of some 15،000 people. "The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity. Any other fanaticism does not come from God and is not pleasing to him."
Then, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Pope Francis exchanged farewell at Cairo airport as the pontiff concluded 27-hour landmark visit to Cairo.