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His Holiness, Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of Alexandria, inaugurated the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, on the third day of his pastoral visit to the governorate of Sohag, the Church of the Martyr St. George and the Virgin Mary, at the Archdiocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sohag, after the armed forces finished the renewal and development of the two churches after they were burned by members of the group The terrorist Brotherhood in the attacks on a number of churches in the republic after the dissolution of the Rab’a sit-in and Al-Nahda.
His Holiness the Pope, according to a press release issued by the Church, inaugurated three massacres in the church, the first of the martyr Margirges, where the headquarters of the Diocese of Sohag, the facility and the Maraghah were located, where the inaugural prayers witnessed the participation of 16 of the church’s rabbis, along with St. Bakhum, the bishop of the parish inaugurating its churches, and a pregnant woman was also inaugurated. The icons, and icons found throughout the church, which embody some writing situations, such as the Annunciation of the Angel to the Virgin, the introduction of the Child Jesus Christ to the Temple, and the Baptism of Christ, as well as a number of angels and saints.
The three massacres that were inaugurated included: the main altar in the name of the martyr Margirges, the sea altar in the name of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and the tribal altar in the name of saints St. Anthony and St. Paula, and the Pantokrator icon was inaugurated with the three altars.
The preparations work took place at the Archdiocese headquarters in preparation for the inauguration prayers, in the hands of His Holiness Pope Tawadros, the attending rabbis, and the Pope marched in the corridor equipped for the headquarters of the prayers with the launch of church bells, the lining of members of the scouts and deacons. He participated in the inauguration prayers from the church inks next to the bishop of the diocese of Anba Bakhoum and Anba Sada Bishop Akhmeem and Saqaltah, Anba Isaiah, Bishop Tahta and Juhaina, Anba Kyrillos, Bishop of Nag Hammadi, Anba Daniel, Bishop of Maadi, and Secretary of the Holy Synod, Anba Yoannis, Bishop of Assiut, Anba Mercurius, Bishop of Gerga, and Anba Yossab, General Bishop of Luxor, and Anbaog And Bishop and Archbishop of St. Anba Shenouda in Sohag, Bishop Isaac Bishop of Tama, St. Angel the General Bishop of the Churches of the Northern Shubra Sector, Bishop Joachim the General Bishop of Esna and Armant, Anba Begoul Bishop and Head of the Monastery of Muharraq, Anba Sawiris General Bishop and supervisor of the monasteries of the saints, St. Thomas El Khattaba and Achim And St. Moses with the two teachers, St. John of Khattabah, St. Michael the General Bishop of the Churches of the Gardens of the Dome, St. Thomas the Philip, Bishop of Manfalut, and St. Ma’ous Bishop of the Virgin Mary’s Monastery in Mount Akhmim.
This is the third diocese to be visited by His Holiness the Pope within his pastoral tour that started on Saturday, which is scheduled to extend for five days, during which he will visit the six dioceses that are included in Sohag Governorate, and they are: Sohag, Al Minshah, Al Maraghah, Gerga, Balina, Dar Al Salam, Akhmeem, Saqalta, Tama, and Tahta. Juhayna.