Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Coptic Catholic patriarch congratulates Egyptian military leader

Catholic World News - January 30, 2014

The head of the Coptic Catholic Church offered his congratulations to the head of the Egyptian armed forces following his promotion to field marshal.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who orchestrated the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July, is expected to run for president. Coptic Christians have generally welcomed the ouster of Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader.

Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak “invoked God’s blessing on the ‘great responsibility’ that waits the possible future president of Egypt,” according to a Fides news agency report.

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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($19,750 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,250.48
56% 44%
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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days