We must raise $808 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Egypt's defense minister applauded by Coptic congregation

Catholic World News - January 08, 2014

The head of Egypt’s armed forces drew applause from a congregation of Coptic Orthodox Christians celebrating Christmas in Cairo on January 7.

Coptic Pope Tawadros II mentioned the name of defense minister Abdel Fattah el Sissi during the liturgical celebration, eliciting a warm reaction from the faithful. El Sissi is regarded as a potential candidate for the Egyptian presidency.

The Coptic worshippers also cheered when Pope Tawadros mentioned the country’s acting president, Adli Mansour, who had paid a courtesy call on the Coptic prelate the previous day. The interim Egyptian government has made a point of reaching out to the country’s Christian minority.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($808 to go):
$35,000.00 $34,191.96
2% 98%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis 20 hours ago
Our Most Characteristic Vice? 20 hours ago
Recognizing the Noonday Devil 21 hours ago
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13