Egyptian President Vows to Rebuild Churches

Egyptian President Vows to Rebuild Churches

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According to an article on EGYPTIAN STREETS, “Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi vowed during a speech at Coptic Christmas Mass to rebuild and renovate all churches and homes that had been torched during violence in 2013.”

Referring to damage done to Coptic churches in 2013,  President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi added, “Please accept our apologies for what happened…God willing…by next year there won’t be a single house or church that is not restored,”

There have been times in history where Christians and Muslims lived in peace.  It appears that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is hoping to return to better days.

Photo: Drawing by a schoolgirl in Upper Egypt to show solidarity with Coptic Christians.

 

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Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.