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Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, presided over the Easter Mass at the evening of the name, amidst strict precautionary and regulatory measures, in line with the state’s plan to confront the emerging Corona virus.
After the mass, the Pope delivered a spiritual sermon in which he talked about the crisis of the Renaissance Dam, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the victims of Corona, the tattoo of the breeze, and said we pray for the solution to the problem of the Renaissance Dam, to give God a solution that satisfies everyone, describing Ethiopia as a sister country that shares the same continent, calling it to inclination towards participation, cooperation and development. He also stressed that he also prayed that God would give wisdom to all those responsible and make diplomatic solutions succeed.
His Holiness said: We raise special requests and pray a lot about the problem of the Renaissance Dam, for God to extend his hand and work on it to reach solutions that satisfy everyone, we are looking at the sister country of Ethiopia, so we are all on one continent, the continent of Africa, and we call Ethiopia as a government and people instead of any concern or conflict. Or troubles to participation, cooperation and development, so that we can all work, while we are brothers in the eternal Nile River, for the sake of all these peoples who have lived on the land of Africa hundreds and thousands of years, and we pray that God will succeed all the good efforts, diplomatic and political efforts, so that we do not resort to any efforts Other, and we pray that God will give wisdom to all those responsible for this matter. Water is a divine gift that God has given and given for thousands of years, and the Nile River, on whose banks we live and before us, nine countries live (with a total of 10 countries along the course of the Nile River), and all these countries live on this river. Since the dawn of history, and that is why we have called everyone, far from obstinacy and from any stubbornness, to peace and the consensual solution that guarantees development for all peoples, we all want to live in a state of peace, prosperity and growth, and always life teaches us that battles do not bear any fruit, and we always pray For the Nile River n He is in every Mass, confident that the hand of God can work, because He is the rule of all.
Pope Tawadros II expressed his appreciation to the medical workers, describing them as the first front line in front of the emerging corona virus pandemic, and said we pray in special students for this epidemic and the pandemic that has swept the world terribly, confident that the merciful hand of God can show mercy to the whole world. For the sake of the suffering families and for the sake of the injured so that God bless them with a cure, we pray for the sake of loved ones working in the health sector, doctors, nurses, technicians and all workers as they are the first line in facing this pandemic, we pray that God gives them strength and power and we console the families of those who left after they have done well in Treating patients in general is not only about Corona.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II appreciated the efforts made by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in following up on the various national projects that are currently being worked on, in addition to bearing the rest of his other responsibilities. He added: “We reiterate our thanks to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic for his love, fatigue, and the many responsibilities he is undertaking, even We see him taking advantage of holidays to inspect various projects, we salute and pray for him, and we also pray for all officials in the sectors of our beloved country, and we also salute our armed forces and our national police, the guards of the homeland at home and abroad, we salute all those who work sincerely and honestly to build this country at all levels and in Everywhere, and we want our life and our country to be advanced in the midst of the countries of the world, we pray for all the martyrs of Egypt and remind them wholeheartedly. We also pray for the wounded so that God may give them a cure. ”
The Pope also talked about Sham El-Nessim, saying: We celebrate the Feast of Easter for 50 days, Easter Sunday, and the next Monday is called “Easter Monday” or “Easter Monday,” which was an ancient Pharaonic feast called “Spring Festival” and its date was fixed at 21 March, which is the day on which God created the world. That is why it is also called the “Feast of Creation.” Because March 21 always comes during the Great Lent, and fasting has no signs of joy, the ancients transferred it in the first centuries from its usual date to the day following the Feast of Resurrection, to be a continuation of the Feast of Resurrection. So, “Sham al-Nessim”, the Pharaonic name for the feast, which expresses the harvest, became an extension of the Easter feast and the beginning of the celebration of the sacred fiftieth.
The Pope congratulated the Copts on the glorious Day of Resurrection according to the Eastern calendar, saying: I congratulate all the Coptic churches inside Egypt and outside Egypt in the Diaspora. I congratulate all the fathers of the bishops and the bishops, the fathers of the priests and pastors, and all the people, youth and children, in our churches and our dioceses in Egypt and in the Diaspora. I send heartfelt congratulations in the name of the Holy Synod and all ecclesiastical bodies to all the bishops, bishops and dioceses outside Egypt, in the Jerusalem See in Jerusalem, in Africa, in Europe, in Asia, in Australia, America, Canada and South America, we send congratulations to all our beloved children in all these churches, and we also congratulate All the Eastern Churches that celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection at this time, on my own behalf and in the name of the Holy Synod, the Coptic Endowments Authority, the General Council, the Sub-Congregation Councils, all the Coptic bodies and the clergy, and all the people I congratulate you on this glorious holiday.