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(from ONE June 2017)

‘Witnessing Love’ in Egypt
Posted: 12 Jun 2017

Following Pope Francis’ historic visit to Egypt, we received a letter from one of our partners, the Rev. Shenouda Shafik Andrawes Khalil, rector of St. Leo the Great Coptic Catholic Patriarchal Seminary in Cairo. He was deeply moved by the visit and wrote: “I was amazed at this man’s resilience. ... His beautiful, gentle smile was a noble message that brings relief and peace to all who were able to capture it. ... Witnessing such a great love made me seek from the Lord the grace of living my daily life as a priest.”

The pope’s visit brought hope to so many in Egypt after the recent church bombings, and reminded us of the great work still to be done. Among many projects in Egypt, CNEWA is helping to build and repair a number of schools in the region; we are also continuing to support formation of seminarians and providing care for children, including those with special needs, at a number of Catholic orphanages.