Nazir Bhatti congratulates on opening of biggest Church in Middle East for Coptic Christian in Egypt
07 Jan 2019
Philadelphia: January 7, 2019. (PCP) Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, Founder President of Pakistan Christian Congress and Editor of Pakistan Christian Post in a message on Christmas of Coptic Christian around the world have said “Merry Christmas to Coptic Orthodox Christians in USA and around the world” The Coptic Orthodox Christians mark feast of Christmas on January 7, around globe.
“I also congratulate Coptic Christians in Egypt and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on inauguration of biggest Church building for Coptic Christians in Middle East” said Nazir Bhatti
Meanwhile, Media Line from Cairo reports that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi brought his signature message of emphatic ecumenism to the celebration of Coptic Orthodox Christmas on Sunday marking the holiday with an appearance at the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral and the dedication of the massive Al-Fattah Al-Alim Mosque. Authorities here say both structures now constitute the largest places of worship for Christian and Muslim worship in the Middle East region.
Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb, the sheikh of Al-Azhar who heads up the world’s foremost institute of Sunni Islamic learning –and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also participated in the consecutive consecrations that were televised to a nationwide audience just beginning to absorb the reality of the rising new city in the desert, 28 miles east of Cairo.
“This is a day of joy as we see our beloved country write a new page in the history of civilization,” Pope Tawadros II said. “we celebrate an unprecedented occasion where the minarets of Al-Fattah Al-Alim Mosque are embracing the lighthouses of the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral.”
In a Twitter message, US President Donald Trump have congratulated President of Egypt on opening biggest Church in Middle East.