Construction of a Church in Egypt
For 30 years, Catholics have wanted to build their own church in this village, but it has been extremely difficult for Christians to obtain building permits.
Kom Boha is a village of 10,000 inhabitants some 40 miles from the town of Assiut, the seat of the Coptic Catholic diocese of the same name. Most of the inhabitants of the village are Coptic Orthodox Christians, but there are also 1,500 or so Catholics living here.
For 30 years, the Catholics have wanted to build their own church in this village, but it has been extremely difficult for Christians to obtain building permits. As a result they currently celebrate Holy Mass in a large room that was made available by some members of the congregation. But it is far too small and regularly bursting at the seams, for it can fit no more than 30 people at a time. Normally, the seating inside is reserved for the womenfolk, while the men remain standing in the road outside.
Now at last they have managed to obtain permission and can go ahead with the construction of a proper church. It will be dedicated to Saint George. ACN is helping with a contribution of $9,900. Will you give to help build this new church for Catholics in Egypt?
Project Code: 143-08-19
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