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Coptic gift of 40 Qur’ans to mosque

Girgis Waheeb

12 Feb 2017 1:20 pm

 

In the opening ceremony of al-Shazli mosque in the village of Shinawiya in Beni

Sweif, 100km south of Cairo, a group of Coptic Orthodox clergy invited to attend

the opening surprised the Muslim clergy by offering the new mosque a gift of 40

copies of the Qur’an. Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Sheikh Dr Ali

Gomaa who presided over the ceremony thanked them all for the gift, as did Beni

Sweif Governor Sherif Habib who was also present. The Coptic clergy were Fr

Basillious Anba Pola who represented Anba Pola (St Paul) Monastery in the

Eastern Desert; Fr Fam al-Antony from Anba Antonius (St Anthony) Monastery;

Fr Yu’annis Messiha and Fr Eleisha Fathy of St George church in Boush; and Fr

Seraphim Melek of St Mark’s church in Boush.

Watani International

11 February 2017

 

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