Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Coptic Orthodox Church sends food to Muslims

Poor Egyptian families receive packages during Ramadan
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church,
leads prayer in Cairo Feb. 17. (Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters / CNS)
The Coptic Church of Saints Anthony and Paul are distributing food to Muslim families in the Egyptian district of Nasser.

Zenit reports that this is a new thing for the Coptic church, which was known to organize social events to close off Ramadan for Muslim neighbours in the past.

Coptic Catholic Bishop Anba Antonios Aziz Mina explains:
"In reality, lately those evening banquets had become very formal moments, and participation began to decline. So many Christian communities had the happy idea of using funds intended for such dinners for first aid to poor Muslims."
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims. Read more here.

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