South Sinai Governor and the President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt lay the foundation stone for the first Evangelical Church in Sharm El Sheikh

Date: 05/12/2018

Fouda (South Sinai Governor): The Evangelical Church in Sharm El Sheikh will be a center of cultural and religious radiance for Egypt and the world.

Zaki (President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt): The State is Strongly promoting the citizenship and freedom of belief.

Major General Khalid Fouda, South Sinai Governor, and Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, President of the Protestant Churches in Egypt & President of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) participated today in laying the foundation stone for the first Protestant Church in Sharm El Sheikh. In the presence of a number of religious and public leaders; parliamentarians; a number of security officials in the governorate; the president of the Synod of the Nile, Rev. Refaat Fikri and its Secretary General Rev. Fathi; the President of Cairo Presbytery Rev. Maged Karam; and the pastor of Sharm El Sheikh Church, Rev. Ihab Samir.

In his speech during the press conference during the ceremony, Major General Khaled Fouda thanked the President of the Protestant Churches and all its leaders, the businessmen, the executive structure of the governorate, the mayor, and Azhar and Ministry of Endowment representatives.

He added, “We have cordial relationships with the Protestant Churches in Egypt; and Egyptians of all religions and denominations are equal. Today we consider it a celebration, to to lay the foundation stone for a religious venue where God worship will be taking place; and that it will be the center of cultural and religious radiance for the region. We are supporting the Protestant Church until its accomplishment and its launching together.

In his speech, Rev. Andrea Zaki thanked President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, saying that he seeks to achieve citizenship and supports the construction of mosques and churches everywhere, as places of worship. He also added, “I thank Major General Khaled Fouda who has contributed a lot, and attended in person to participate in laying the foundation stone, which is a very important indication of citizenship as an actual practice on the ground. With his

attendance today, the Major General affirms that Egypt is a model of coexistence that must be supported. ”

Zaki said that the church is seeking a holistic mission by which serves everyone equally.