A fire which erupted on the morning of Friday 1 November at the church of Mar-Girgis (St George) al-Gyoushi in Shubra, Cairo, claimed no casualties or injuries.
The fire had started at around 8:30am close to the church theatre hall, in a building adjacent to the church itself. Anba Makary, Bishop of South Shubra, was then officiating Mass on the ground floor for persons with disabilities. They were all safely evacuated.
The firefighters arrived directly and put off the fire. A statement by South Shubra Bishopric said the damages incurred on account of the fire were slight, and the losses limited.
Official investigations are ongoing.
2 November 2019