Egypt’s President El-Sisi Opens The Largest Church In Middle East (Photos)

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Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated Egypt’s largest cathedral in the new administrative capital east of Cairo, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a Coptic church.

The newly built Cathedral of Nativity had its first Mass under heavy security on Sunday, the eve of Coptic Christmas.

On Saturday, a policeman died trying to defuse an explosive device hidden on a roof in Nasr City outside Cairo.

Copts make up about 10% of Egypt’s Muslim-majority population.

Many say the state discriminates against them and does not offer them enough protection.

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Mr Sisi, who declares himself a defender of Christians against extremists, told worshippers the simultaneous opening of the cathedral and the major Al-Fattah Al-Aleem mosque carried a message of unity.

Pope Tawadros II (L) led a midnight mass attended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R)
Pope Tawadros II (L) led a midnight mass attended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R)

“We are one and we will remain one,” Mr Sisi said as he opened the cathedral, referring to Egyptian Christians and Muslims.

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The United States President Donald Trump took to twitter to commend President Sisi for the newly built Cathedral

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  1. This is wonderful, the Lord Jesus will help Mr El-Sisi to fulfill God plan for him and his country and peace will reign throughout his tenure Amen

  2. Comment:This is highly recommendable of president SISI wish him peaceful and successful tenure as president of egypt,let the world leaders learn from his unity leadership style and this world would be a sweeter place, Sisi i commend ur unity leadership style, may God help u and the world at large

  3. Comment:wonderful work,president sisi as he work toward a united country and the world, God will reward you more abundantly you will finish well and strong.

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