Pope Tawadros II leads Great Friday mass at Abbassiya Cathedral on April 30, 2021- press photo
CAIRO – 30 April 2021: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark led Good Friday services at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo's Abbassiya district.
A number of bishops, besides a limited number of people, had attended the prayer, amid restrictive precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Tawadros II on Thursday urged all Egyptians to abide by COVID-19 precautionary measures announced by the government.
He affirmed that the Church prays to God to end this pandemic in the world, and stressing the necessity of wearing masks, preserve social distancing, eating healthy food, and using sanitizers especially during this holy week of celebrations.