EGYPT: Christian Coptic Orthodox Church Launches Book Fair

ALEXANDRIA, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 (CISA) – The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church has launched Coptic Book Fair at the exhibition hall in St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria.

The inauguration ceremony which took place in November 8 was attended by three Bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, including Bishop Anba Moussa who is in charge of the pastoral and cultural initiatives for young people.

The Coptic Book Fair which is in its fourth edition will operate from November 8 to 22.

Thirty seven publishing houses in Egypt are participating in the Coptic Book Fair.

It represents a valuable opportunity for the growth and shows the level of editorial and media initiatives undertaken by the Coptic Orthodox Church. As reported by Fides.

The Christian Coptic Orthodox Church is based on the teachings of Saint Mark who brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century, a dozen of years after the Lord’s accession.

The first Christians in Egypt were mainly Alexandrian Jews such as Theophilus, whom Saint Luke the Evangelist addresses in the introductory chapter of his gospel.

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