AFRICA/EGYPT - Catholic churches in Egypt: Friday of prayer for people infected by coronavirus

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 middle east   oriental churches   healthcare   prayer  

Cairo (Agenzia Fides) – On Friday, March 13, the Egyptian catholic communities will pray for the victims of the coronavirus epidemic, asking the Lord the recovery of the infected people, the merciful reception for who dies and the consolation for who loses their loved ones because of the disease.
In a statement released in the name of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt, co-chaired by the Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak (in the photo) and by the Melkite Patriarch Youssef Absi, it is acknowledged that the virus represents a global threat for the entire humanity, and the protection of the Lord is invoked over the Egyptian nation and “over every country in the world”.
According to official statistics released by the Egyptian Ministry of Health, there are about sixty cases of coronavirus infection so far.
(GV) (Agenzia Fides 11/3/2020).