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Coptic Cathedral in Abbasiya

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Abbassiya area approximately 6.2 miles from Cairo International Airport.


Abbasiya Coptic Cathedral was built in 1968 and inaugurated by President Nasser and Emperor Hilasilasi of Ethiopia when Pope KirolosVI was appointed the Patriarch and Pope of Alexandria and it is considered the largest church in Africa. The cathedral is considered a unique example of architectural evolution which includes seven churches of which some have a great historic value such as Anba Rouis' Church. The remains of St. Mark ,the Evangelist who started Christianity in Egypt, marking the beginning of the Coptic history, were transferred to the cathedral since he was the first to preach Christianity in Egypt.The Cathedral represents the rapid development of church architecture.