Patriarch of Alexandria: In the name of true God, Christians and Muslims, united like brothers, take courage

Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa conveyed his warmest wishes to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the occasion of the start of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

“I would like to send my heartfelt wishes from the patriarchal holy monastery of St. George to all our brothers and sisters, to all who live in the blessed country of Egypt, as the holy period of Ramadan begins at dawn,” the Primate of Alexandria said and wished them “to have the blessing of the mercifull and great God. May they have God’s blessing in their daily prayers and in the exaltation of their hearts to the true God.”

Referring in particular to the Egyptian President, Patriarch Theodore wished God to bless the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and all his associates.

He also referred to the Egyptian government’s efforts to overcome the current global coronavirus pandemic, but also to the conditions experienced by Christians this Easter, which will be followed by the respective conditions during the Ramadan: “As different as this year’s Easter was for Christians, so the conditions in this year’s Ramadan will be different,” Patriarch Theodore emphasized.

And he concluded by addressing the Muslims of Egypt: “Best wishes, my Egyptian brothers and sisters. The sacred period of prayer and fasting begins. But, above all, it must be a period of spiritual joy, so that during all these days of prayer courage and strength will fill our hearts. And united like brothers and sisters, Christians and Muslims, in the name of the true God, we will take courage and strength to walk this path that God himself has set for us.”

Source: ANA-MPA