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Watch... Preparations of NAC Cathedral Church for inauguration

Sunday 06/January/2019 - 04:52 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmad El-Assasy
Egypt’s President، Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi is set to inaugurate New Administrative Capital (NAC) Mega Mosque and Cathedral on Sunday.

The newly constructed mosque “Al-Fattah Al-Aleem” can hold more than 17،000 worshippers and is expected to be one of the largest mosques in the world.

The mosque is located on the Middle Ring Road in the New Administrative Capital.

The Nativity of Christ Cathedral is the largest church in the Middle East. It is implemented on 15 acres، which equals 63،000 square meters. The Cathedral Church is built on 7،500 square meters.

The Cathedral Church has the capacity to hold some 9،000 citizens. The Cathedral Church contains a main square and papal headquarters، a reception hall، a meeting room.

The Nativity of Christ Cathedral was partially opened in 2018 when Pope Tawadros II and El-Sisi entered hand-in-hand. It was then that the pope conducted Christmas Eve mass for the first time in the cathedral.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and several other foreign leaders were expected to attend the opening ceremonies، Egypt’s Chief of the Armed Forces’ Engineering Authority Kamel Al Waziri told local media on Thursday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas، who arrived in Cairo on Friday on a three-day visit، is also expected to attend the inauguration.

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