Diocese Of Egypt

On his first day after taking office…


The Archbishop meets his employees and thanks those who congratulated him on assuming the ministry

Archbishop Samy Fawzy: We look forward to the continuation of cooperation, and your congratulations warm our hearts

Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, began his first task today by holding several meetings with the cathedral’s employees and some of the church’s social service institutions. He reviewed the work reports, stressing his desire to continue working with everyone with the same efficiency and effectiveness.

The new bishop renewed his thanks to everyone who congratulated him on assuming the presidency of the church, stressing that those congratulations warmed his heart, adding: I felt the size of the responsibility placed on me and the role the church plays in Egyptian society, which motivates me to make more effort.

The Archbishop thanked the American ambassador, Jonathan Cohen, Nicholas Henry, the Vatican ambassador to Egypt, Archbishop Kirkor Koussa of the Armenian Catholic sect, Bishop Daniel, Bishop of the Catholic Church in Ismailia, on behalf of Bishop Ibrahim Ishaq, Bishop Clemendos, on behalf of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Bishop Jeremiah, director of the Coptic Cultural Center, and Father Antoine. On behalf of the Latin Archbishop of Monsignor Claudio Loratti and Deputy Dr. Nashat Mitri, Senator, Wajeeh Zarif, Member of Parliament, and Moheb Shafiq, Director of the Representative’s Office, Dr. Nashaat Mitri and Gerges Salih, Honorary General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, Muhammad Othman al-Imam, head of the Gharb district, Abdel Nasser Diab, director of the follow-up, and Mustafa Muhammad, assistant mayor of the district, for their presence yesterday, in addition to the archbishops who underwent the trouble of traveling amid these difficult circumstances, including Archbishop Josiah Feron, Secretary-General of the Anglican Communion in the World, Archbishop Justin Badi, Archbishop of Southern Sudan and President of the Southern Churches Federation, Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, Archbishop of Sudan, and Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America.

Archbishop Samy Fawzy had confirmed in his inaugural address yesterday that the church provides a social, educational, medical, and cultural service that serves society in all its sects without discrimination on the basis of gender, sect, or religion. Through the Episcopal Care Institution, which puts in mind the development and construction of society to advance with the help of its sons and daughters and achieve prosperity for the members of society.

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