Diocese Of Egypt

The Archbishop informs the advisor of “Al-Azhar” about the developments of the Center for Islamic-Christian Studies


Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandra, met with Ambassador Abdel Rahman Moussa, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar’s advisor for external relations, in the Al-Azhar and in the presence of Selim Wassef, the dialogue advisor in the Episcopal/Anglican Church.

The Archbishop said in a statement today: The meeting included a discussion on the developments of the Bishop Mouneer Hanna Center for Islamic-Christian Studies, which the Episcopal/Anglican Church will open early next year, stressing that Al-Azharwelcomes that step.

The Archbishop stressed that the center reflects the extent of cooperation between Al-Azhar and the Episcopal/Anglican Church in the field of interfaith dialogue, as this is done across several levels and through multiple programs, most notably “Together for Egypt”, in which elders and priests were trained under the auspices of Al-Azhar

On his behalf, the advisor to Al-Azhar renewed his congratulations to the Episcopal/Anglican Church on the occasion of Christmas, stressing his welcome to the Center for Islamic-Christian Studies, considering it a boost for Islamic-Christian relations in Egypt.


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