Anglican Churches reopen in Egypt

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The Diocese of Egypt reports it has reopened its doors to public worship following a four and a half lockdown due to the Coronavirus. The Most Rev Mouneer Anis, Archbishop of Alexandria and Bishop of Egypt led the English-language worship service on 23 Aug 2020 at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo. Members of the congregation were asked to wear masks and to observe social distancing rules when seated in the church.  As worshippers entered the building their temperature was taken and the new social distancing rules for public worship were explained.

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria reopened Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Churches to public worship on 3 Aug 2020, and required worshippers to wear masks and follow social distancing rules, with no more than one person to be seated in each pew.