CAIRO | Egypt el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital

6Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

CAIRO  — Jan 06, 2019—Egypt’s president is inaugurating a new cathedral for the Coptic Orthodox Church and one of the region’s largest mosques.

Sunday’s opening ceremony is a highly symbolic gesture at a time when Islamic militants are increasingly targeting the country’s minority Christians.

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a general-turned-president, has made sectarian harmony a cornerstone of his rule, fighting Islamic militancy while advocating equality between the overwhelming Muslim majority and Christians, who account for about 10 percent of Egypt’s 100 million people.

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