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Archbishop of Cyprus Historical Visit to Egypt

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  • Rev Fr John Brian
    His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the Archbishop of Cyprus visited Egypt for the first time after his consecration on 12 November 2006. The historical
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      His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the Archbishop of Cyprus visited
      Egypt for the first time after his consecration on 12 November 2006. The
      historical visit of the Archbishop of Cyprus to Egypt (22 ­ 27 July 2007)
      aimed at strengthening the relationships between the Church of Cyprus and
      the Churches in Egypt. The visit came after 41 years of THE LATE Archbishop
      Makarios¹ last visit to Egypt. Hosted by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III,
      Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, he welcomed the
      Archbishop on the 23rd of July very warmly and stressed on the ³unique
      relations between the two churches² and called for ³further strengthening
      this relation². H.B Archbishop of Cyprus attended the weekly lecture of His
      Holiness Pope Shenouda at St Mark¹s Cathedral, and expressed in his speech
      his gratitude for this warm reception. During his stay in Egypt, H.B
      Archbishop of Cyprus met with His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros of the Greek
      Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa, and with the Great Imam of
      Azhar¹s Mosque, Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Said Tantawi who exchanged concerns of
      developing the Muslim-Christian dialogue.
      The visit was marked with the special meeting of His Beatitude with His
      Excellency Mr. Muhamad Hosni Mubarak President of Egypt, which enforces the
      ongoing relations between Egypt and Cyprus.
      The visit of the Archbishop was organized and coordinated by both the Middle
      East Council of Churches and the Ambassador of Egypt in Cyprus Mr. Muhamad
      Abdel-Hakam. MECC General Secretary Mr. Guirgis Saleh accompanied the
      Archbishop and his delegation in this visit.
      For further information contact: guirgissaleh@...


      Middle East Council of Churches
      Office of International Ecumenical Relations P.O. Box 5376, Beirut, Lebanon

      Guirgis Ibrahim Saleh, General Secretary mecc@... or
      guirgissaleh@...

      +961-1-353-938
      http://www.mec-churches.org/
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