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Egypt''s interim Pres. visits Orthodox Church for 1st time

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Monday ,06 January 2014

Egypt''s interim Pres. visits Orthodox Church for 1st time

CAIRO, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Sunday visited Cairo's main Coptic Orthodox Cathedral to greet church leaders on Christmas, the first such visit to the church by an Egyptian leader.CAIRO, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour on Sunday visited Cairo's main Coptic Orthodox Cathedral to greet church leaders on Christmas, the first such visit to the church by an Egyptian leader.

A Presidential statement said that Mansour stressed during his visit the need for harmony between Muslims and coptics for the welfare of the homeland.
"This is the first time an Egyptian president visits the Papal Seat to congratulate the Christians on the occasion of Christmas," the church said in a statement.
It said that "love and hope prevailed during the meeting, which made everybody happy"