FILE: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
CAIRO - 6 January 2022: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi wished Egyptian Copts abroad a merry Christmas, on Thursday, the state-owned news agency MENA reported.
In a cable of greetings posted by all Egyptian embassies on social media platforms, President also wished that Egypt would realize more progress and prosperity.
On Wednesday evening, the bells of the Kasr El Dobara Evangelical Church in Egypt have ringed amid tightened preventive coronavirus measures in preparation for celebrating Christmas.
Head of the Evangelical Church Andrea Zaki said the church is celebrating Christmas in the presence of worshippers for the first time during the pandemic.
Zaki told the media that the church accommodates 2,000 people, including 400 Muslims.
The security forces have intensified measures nationwide ahead of Christmas celebrations.