VIDEO: [DC] Cathedral a gift of Egyptian president, dedication comes at Orthodox Christmas
“Excited to see our friends in Egypt opening the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East. President El-Sisi is moving his country to a more inclusive future!” Trump tweeted Sunday.
The Cathedral of the Nativity can hold over 8,000 prayer-goers and is decorated with Coptic icons and symbols, according to Reuters.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi inaugurated the cathedral’s opening, only a day ahead of Monday’s Orthodox Christmas, celebrated by Egyptian Christians. El-Sissi has repeatedly promised to protect Coptic Christians, and is “trying to change the system,” according to Christian Today.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit attended the cathedral’s opening, Reuters reported.
“On this day we see you have fulfilled this promise and here we are witnessing a great opening on this grand occasion,” the head of the Coptic church, Pope Tawadros II, said, Reuters reported.
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