In Photos: Egypt’s Pope Tawadros II inaugurates new cathedral in Alexandria

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Feb 2022

Head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II inaugurated on Saturday the Cathedral of Annunciation and the Angel Gabriel in Al-Amal Axis in eastern Alexandria.

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The pope held prayers at the church, inaugurating its main altar in the name of the Virgin Mary as well as two other alters in the name of Gabriel and Abaskhiron the Soldier.

The pope also handed over a souvenir to officials from the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority, which supervised the cathedral’s construction. The authority’s officials as well as its deputy head, Ahmed El-Azzazy, attended the inauguration.

Following the inauguration of the church, Pope Tawadros II gave a sermon about mercy, peace, and purity of the heart.

The pope also thanked everyone who worked hard to construct the cathedral, especially the engineers and the work team of the armed forces, who supervised its construction. The pope then reiterated his extensive greetings to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for the development efforts being witnessed nationwide.

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