16 August 2022
We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred in #Giza, where a fire claimed the lives of dozens of adults and children gathered in the Abu Sifin church
Our deepest condolences to the Government, the people and the families who lost loved ones in a Coptic Orthodox Church Fire in Egypt.
May their souls Rest in Peace! Wishing speedy recovery to all injured.
At least about 41 people died on Sunday in a fire that broke out in a church in Imbaba in the Giza district, Southwest of Cairo, the country’s capital. According to the authorities, 12 more people were injured in the incident.
The president of Egypt, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, ordered all state agencies and institutions to to deal with the incident.”
Copts are the largest Christian community in the Middle East, accounting for at least 10 million of Egypt’s 103 million people.
“The sources of the Ministry of Health said that the dead reached 41 so far, while the injured are 14 people,” the Coptic Church said in a statement posted on its official Facebook account.
For its part, the Ministry of Health had reported the transfer of 55 people after the fire in the Church of Abu Sefein “while the deaths were being counted.”