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EGYPT: A Coptic Landmark Church Restored After 16 Years


The restoration of one of Egypt’s oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, has been completed after 16 years.

Landmark church restored after 16 years
Landmark church restored after 16 years

Also known as the Hanging Church because it is seated above a 2nd Century Roman fortress, it was home to the Coptic pope until the 13th Century. Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Coptic Pope Tawadros II attended the opening ceremony at the church.