Azhar Grand Imam greets Pope Tawadros II for Easter
El-Tayeb expressed his gratitude for the relationship and the cohesion among all Egyptians, describing it as an example of peace and coexistence for the world.
Easter concludes a 55-day period of fasting for Copts.
CAIRO - 6 April 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi extended his Easter wishes to Coptic Orthodox Christians domestically and abroad. He sent, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cables of greetings to the Egyptian embassies and consulates. It is scheduled that the Easter eve mass will be held on Saturday evening at the St.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese will lead Saturday the Easter Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassia, with the participation of bishops and priests from the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church. Senior state officials are expected to attend the ceremony.
Spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church Reverend Paul Hallym told MENA that due to current renovations at the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassia, only the holders of personal invitations to the mass will be allowed to enter, adding that no exceptions will be made.
CAIRO - 2 April 2018: Five Air Sinai flights carrying 800 Coptic pilgrims headed to Jerusalem on Monday to celebrate Easter, officials from the Cairo International Airport told Egypt Today on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Coptic Pope Tawadros II leads prayers during the Easter Eve service at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo - AFP