EGYPT – Egypt’s President Sisi opens mega-mosque and Middle East’s largest cathedral in New Capital

Christian Today | Jan. 7, 2019

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt’s largest church and mosque in the New Administrative Capital on Sunday, the eve of Coptic Christmas, in a message of tolerance in the predominantly Muslim country.

Copts, the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, held a a midnight mass in the Cathedral of the Nativity, billed by the government as the Middle East’s largest church, a few hours after the inauguration, which President Sisi also attended.