President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (R) and Pope Tawadros of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese (L) at the Coptic Christmas Mass at the Cathedral of the New Administrative Capital on January 6, 2018/By Karim Abdel Aziz
CAIRO – 4 January 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi extended his Christmas wishes to Egyptian expatriates via a Facebook post.
“I am happy to send you my best wishes and congratulations on the occasion of the celebration of Christmas and the New Year 2019, wishing you success and happiness, and that the new year will bring our beloved Egypt more security, stability, progress and prosperity,” wrote Sisi in a post on Facebook.
Last Christmas, Sisi attended the Coptic Christmas Mass at the Cathedral of the New Administrative Capital.
He wished the Copts merry Christmas and congratulated them on the inauguration of the Cathedral in the under-construction capital, 45 kilometers east of Cairo.
“The inauguration of the cathedral is a message for the whole world. A message of peace and love…We present a model of peace and love,” he addressed the attendants.
“Evil, havoc, ruins and murder will never defeat good. Nobody can divide us,” he continued, adding that he did want to speak about pains that Egypt suffered from terrorism targeted Egyptians Muslims and Christians.
President Sisi has attended the Coptic Christmas Mass over the past two years.