CAIRO – US President Donald Trump said that he is looking forward to see the inauguration of the “Cathedral of the birth of Christ” in the New Administrative Capital on Sunday, which is considered the biggest cathedral in the Middle East.
Excited to see our friends in Egypt opening the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East. President El-Sisi is moving his country to a more inclusive future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2019
Egypt will inaugurate the biggest cathedral in the Middle East in coincidence with the Coptic Christmas Eve, which will be led by Pope Tawadros in the new church in the New Administrative capital.
The new church’s capacity accommodates 8 thousand people, said Samuel Matias previously, adding that the cathedral will provide big buses to transport participants in the mass from Abbasiya to the New Administrative Capital, starting from 1 p.m.
The New Administrative Capital has the largest mosque and church in Egypt, according to Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamel al-Wazir. Wazir also explained that the cathedral covers a total of 63,000 square meters with a hosting capacity of 8,200 persons.