Egyptian churches said that there will be no meetings between their leaders or representatives and US Vice President Mike Pence, who is due to visit Egypt this week. He pointed out that no other date was set for the meeting with Pence after the Pope’s earlier refusal. Head of the Evangelical community in Egypt Andrea Zaki said that he will be abroad during Pence’s visit. Father Hani Bakhoum, Undersecretary of the Catholic Patriarchate, pointed out that there will be no meetings between Catholic Church leaders or their representatives with the US Vice President. “The American administration is looking for its interests, not for the Copts,” he said, wondering, “where was America when the Brotherhood burned the churches?”.
Source: Egypt Independent January 13, 2018 10:18 UTC