Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, congratulated Dr. Shawky Allam, Mufti of the Republic, on the occasion of the approaching Eid al-Adha, at the head of an ecclesiastical delegation at the headquarters of the Egyptian Dar al-Ifta
Bishop Samy said: We congratulate you on the blessed Eid Al-Adha, and we hope that the joint cooperation between us will continue
While the Grand Mufti of the Republic gave an explanation about the history of Dar al-Ifta, saying: Khedive Abbas issued a khedive order to establish Dar al-Ifta and occupied the 19th position among those who held the position of Mufti of the Republic, adding: Since 1917 we began to establish the retirement age in Dar al-Ifta.
The Mufti expressed his desire to continue cooperation with the Episcopal/Anglican Church in the coming period, adding: Our meetings with the Egyptian churches reveal the nature of Egypt.
The Mufti stressed: I did not see the intolerant and extremist tone in the countryside where I was raised, so I only heard about it late. President Sisi played a major role in defeating such matters, noting: The Egyptian experience has a profound impact on the fusion between Muslims and Christians
The Mufti indicated that the President of the Republic is keen to build new churches in all his projects, and we, as religious leaders, should take advantage of this atmosphere of love and cooperation.
The meeting was attended by Archdeacon Emad Basilios, head of the Council of Priests of the Episcopal/Anglican Church, Dean Yashua Bekhit, Rev. Michael Milad, pastor of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Giza, and Mr. Salim Wassef, Counselor for Christian-Islamic Dialogue in the Episcopal/Anglican Church.