Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Coexist: Mosque’s Call to Prayer intrudes on Francis’ Sermon in Cairo
Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. During a visit with clergy and seminarians in Cairo as part of his “Apostolic Journey” to Egypt, Francis on Saturday, Apr. 29, gave a homily that was interrupted by the Muezzin’s call to prayer at the neighboring Al-Nour mosque. Francis, noticing the untimely surprise, checked his watch and simply carried on.
Curiously, the Muezzin’s call came just as Francis read the words: “We venerate the Holy Cross, the instrument and sign of our salvation. When we flee the Cross, we flee the resurrection!”
Here is the video of the unwelcome auditory contribution:
The Islamic call to prayer can be heard to begin around 17 seconds into the video clip and ending around the 4:13 min mark.