Sisi witnesses inauguration of mosque, cathedral in New Administrative Capital
Monday، 07 January 2019 - 12:47 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed the inauguration ceremony of El Fattah El Alim Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral in the New Administrative Capital.
The ceremony was attended by a number of leaders and senior officials from several Arab, Islamic and foreign countries including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
It was also attended by Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, Prime Minister Moustafa Madboli, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese, Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki in addition to a number of ministers and senior statesmen.
The inauguration ceremony began with a musical performance by singer Hisham Abbas followed by Islamic songs performed by youth artists. Later on, a Christian girl performed Christmas hymns.
Following the performance, a video by Pope Francis of the Vatican was displayed, showing him offer greetings to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese and the Orthodox Church on the occasion of the Orthodox Christmas Day.
In the video, Pope Francis also congratulated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the Egyptian government on inaugurating the cathedral.
A documentary was also displayed on the construction of the El Fattah El Alim Mosque and the Nativity of the Christ Cathedral in the New Administrative Capital.
Another documentary was also displayed, showing Muslim and Christian children perform prayers.
The documentary was followed by a musical performance by a number of children as they expressed their love for Egypt and their appreciation of national unity.
The first part of the ceremony came to an end by playing Egypt's national anthem.