Sandri lays foundation stone of Coptic Catholic Cathedral in Assuit

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 - 11:50 GMT

A special envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri - CC

A special envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri - CC

CAIRO – 26 February 2019: “A special envoy of Pope Francis, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, laid the foundation stone of the Coptic Catholic Cathedral in Nasser city, west Assiut, in the presence of a huge crowd,” stated Bishop Cyrilus Welliam Motran on Tuesday.

“Sandri met with several officials, priests and members of monastic orders in the Monastery of Drenka,” Motran added.

He also said that head of the Vatican's eastern churches and his delegation will visit Egypt between February 24 and March 4 on the occasion of the eighth centennial to meet with St. Francis of Assisi and the King of Kamel Ayubi.

Sandri will visit the cave and shrine of the Holy Family at the Church of Our Lady in the Monastery of Drenka, reviving the path of the Holy Family's journey in Egypt.

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