Egypt’s El-Sisi promises to repair damaged churches

Egypt’s orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas on Wednesday.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi joined in the festivities, attending Christmas Mass at Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, where he vowed to fix all Coptic churches damaged in sectarian attacks.

el-Sisi was speaking alongside Pope Tawadros II, the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

After a deadly dispersal of Islamist sit-ins following the military removal of former President Mohamed Morsi in mid-2013, angry protesters attacked a number of Coptic churches and homes in different parts of Egypt.

Most Copts supported el-Sissi as well as the removal of Morsi from power.

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