Today, Dr. Mouneer Hanna, Archbishop of the Province of Alexandria of the Episcopal/ Anglican Church visited Al-Qanater Charity Prison today to conduct the glorious Easter prayers, as this visit is held in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior and in the presence of a group of priests and church servants to participate in prayers with the prisoners.
Today, the Church stated in a statement: Archbishop Mounir prayed two masses for the imprisonment of women and men inside al-Qanater al-Khayriya, with the participation of 53 Egyptian and foreign imprisoned men and 77 Egyptian and foreign women, and he also presented them with gifts on the occasion of the Eid.
The Church provides this service in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior, which is in charge of issuing permits for visits and allowing prisoners to perform collective prayers and perform religious rites that are presented by Priest Yashua Bekhit, the sponsor of the prison service on a monthly basis. Dr. Mouneer Hanna, Archbishop of the Province of Alexandria of the Episcopal/ Anglican Church leads the festive prayers.
The service helps meet physical needs by providing food and clothes and meeting spiritual needs through the monthly sermon, as the prison service began in the Episcopal/Anglican Church more than twenty years ago and the service is provided to foreign men and women due to the lack of relatives from family and friends in Egypt.
The number of prisoners sponsored by the Church ranges between 150 to 200 prisoners and female prisoners, as well as the Church, helped about 27 prisoners to reach their countries after the end of their sentences, adding: It provides service to foreign prisoners from different countries such as Cameroon, China, Colombia, Congo, Belgium, England, Eritrea, Ethiopia Ghana, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, America, and Venezuela.