President Al Sisi attends first Christmas mass at Orthodox cathedral in Egypt
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President Al Sisi attends first Christmas mass at Orthodox cathedral in Egypt

Egypt saw the opening of the largest cathedral for Orthodox Christians in the Middle East yesterday.

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President Al Sisi attends first Christmas mass at Orthodox cathedral in Egypt

Egypt saw the opening of the largest cathedral for Orthodox Christians in the Middle East yesterday.

07 January 2018 Sunday 15:24
President Al Sisi attends first Christmas mass at Orthodox cathedral in Egypt

By Azania Post Reporter

EGYPTIAN President, Abdel Fattah al- Sisi has attended the first Christmas mass at the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, which is the largest in the Middle East.

Reports say Egypt saw the opening of the largest cathedral for Orthodox Christians in the Middle East yesterday.

The first Christmas Mass at the Nativity of Christ Cathedral was led by Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and the Patriarch of Saint Mark’s Diocese, and was attended by al-Sisi.

“Nativity of Christ is the largest in the Middle East, where the great church has a capacity of 7,500 people,” said Palos Halim, spokesman for the Orthodox Church.

Halim added that the church on the lower floor where the Christmas Mass is held holds up to 2,500 people.

According to data by the Coptic Church, around 4,500 Christians live in Egypt, and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral also serves them in Cairo.

Anadolu

Updated: 07.01.2018 22:07
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