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In Photos: Pope Tawadros II inaugurates the Virgin Mary and St Takla Haymanot church in Greater Cairo

Six priests participated in the inauguration of the church located in the seventh district of Obour City

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Sep 2021
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Pope Tawadros II after the unveiled of the memorial plaque that dates the Virgin Mary and St. Takla Haymanot Church inauguration during the process on Monday 13 September, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Coptic church.
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Pope Tawadros II, the patriarch of the See of St Mark and leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, performed the Divine Liturgy at the Virgin Mary and St Takla Haymanot Church in Greater Cairo’s Qalioubiya governorate after inaugurating the church on Monday.

Six priests participated in the inauguration of the church located in the seventh district of Obour City, a statement by the Coptic Orthodox Church’s spokesperson read.

Pope Tawadros II arrived at the church at 7am and unveiled the memorial plaque dating the church’s inauguration.

The pope also inaugurated the main altar named after Virgin Mary, an altar named after Martyr Menas and Pope Kyrillos VI, and an altar named after St Takla Haymanot.

In a homily during the inauguration, Pope Tawadros congratulated the attendees on the Nayrouz feast, saying it holds a special place “among world churches and we celebrate it as an extension of the ancient Pharaonic civilisation.” 

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Pope Tawadros II with a Deacon and Priests during the inauguration process of the Virgin Mary and St. Takla Haymanot Church on Monday 13 September, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Coptic church.

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Pope Tawadros II speaking during the inauguration of the Virgin Mary and St. Takla Haymanot Church on Monday 13 September, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Coptic church.

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Pope Tawadros II with Priests during the mass after the inauguration of the Virgin Mary and St. Takla Haymanot Church on Monday 13 September, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Coptic church.

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