Also this year Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi will take part in the solemn Coptic liturgy of the Christmas (January 7) vigil, scheduled in the new Cathedral dedicated to the Nativity of Jesus, built in what will be the new administrative capital of Egypt, Fides News Agency reported January 4, 2019. It will be the fifth participation of the current Egyptian President at the most solemn celebration – presided by Patriarch Tawadros II – of the Christmas holidays in the Coptic Church. The upcoming liturgy is presented by the Egyptian media as a kind of official inauguration of the

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