Churches celebrate Ramadan with children with cancer

14-05-2019 12:29 PM

Mariam Farouq

Young Copts from a number of churches throughout Egypt decided to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with visits to the Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 in Cairo. They wished the children a happy Ramadan, played with them and gave them gifts, distributed traditional Ramadan lanterns, and hung streamers and Ramadan decorations. Altogether, they spent a pleasant, cheerful time with the children.

Among the churches which visited the 57357 Hospital were the church of Abu-Seifein and St Demiana in Port Said; the Holy Virgin in Abu-Hammad, Sharqiya; Anba Antonius in Badr City; and the Cairo churches of the Holy Virgin in Ezbet al-Nakhl; Mar-Mina in Imbaba; and church of Holy Virgin in Clott Bey.

The hospital administration expressed gratitude to the visitors, posting on its Facebook page: “Our children are very happy to receive the many gifts and Ramadan lanterns through visits by representatives of Coptic churches from several governorates.” It extended thanks for any kind of support, whether financial or blood donation, and encouraged the public to contribute.

On the hashtag #MakeThemHappy_InYourWay, the hospital posted: “Ramadan is the holy month of good and charity; it binds us all—Muslims and Christians—just to draw smiles on faces of our children with cancer. Your visit has a great influence on our children and their families. With your support, we can go on curing them.”

Watani International

14 May 2019

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