The Anglican Province of Alexandria launching by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will take place on October 8th, 2021, the Anglican Diocese of Egypt announced. Welby will come from the United Kingdom specifically for this significant event, held at All Saints’ Cathedral in Zamalek, Cairo.
The Anglican Province of Alexandria has started sending official invitations to leading state officials and public figures to attend this historical event. The new Province strengthens Egypt’s ties among its brotherly African nations, said Sami Fawzi, Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Alexandria.
The new Province includes ten African countries: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Egypt currently heads the province.
Many Primates, Bishops, and leaders in the Anglican Communion from countries around the world confirmed their attendance, Fawzi added in a statement today.
The Anglican Province of Alexandria calls on local and international news outlets to cover the critical event. A media team is dedicated to help press organizations and facilitate their mission, given the deep respect to the role of media in introducing the church’s activities.
The church is committed to implementing coronavirus restrictions. The event will only host a limited number of attendees at All Saints’ Cathedral, whose capacity reaches two thousand people. All attendees will be required to wear face masks during the event, Fawzi said.