The Archbishop of Canterbury inspects the Deaf Unit and presides over a Mass in Old Cairo.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, visited the Deaf Unit of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt, accompanied by Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Province of Alexandria, where he listened to a detailed explanation of the unit’s activities.
On her part, Dr. Mary Ishaq said during the visit that the Deaf Unit was established in 1982 under the umbrella of the Episcopal Church, where the unit works to rehabilitate and educate deaf people and their families and support sign language communication in a way that ensures the improvement of the scientific, health, social and economic level and enabling them to be self-reliant and integrate into society through Academic education, vocational training, activities, trips, and conferences
Welby got acquainted with the project of translating the Bible into sign language, sponsored by the Episcopal/Anglican Church, where he followed up on the latest developments in this work with those in charge of the project.
During the visit, Welby participated in one of the sports activities organized by the Together We Plant a Tree of Hope project, which brings together Muslim and Christian youth with the aim of enriching the culture of dialogue and coexistence among all.
Welby concluded his visit by presiding over the prayers of the Divine Liturgy at the Episcopal/Anglican Church of Jesus, Light of the World, in the midst of a large presence of the church’s people.