Christians and Muslims in show of unity in Egypt

Published 31 July 2013  |  
(Photo: The Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa)
Bishop Mouneer Anis (centre) spoke of the importance of working together for a new Egypt

Anglicans and Muslims have come together for a special meal at the cathedral in Cairo. 

The meal, known as an Iftar, is traditionally taken by Muslims to break their fast at sundown during Ramadan.  

More than 130 guests shared in the meal at All Saints Cathedral Hall.  

The Grand Mufti of Egypt, the Deputy of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt, and the Ambassadors of the UK, Holland, Australia, Ireland and Switzerland were all present.

The Iftar was organised by the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

Bishop Mouneer Anis, Primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, spok on the importance of working together for a new Egypt.  

The Anglican Communion News Service reported a spokesperson for the Diocese of Egypt as saying: "The spirit of joy and celebration prevailed among all participants and several leaders affirmed that the resuming of national unity is of the utmost importance for the future of Egypt, especially after the recent demonstrations and the appointment of a new civil government."

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