Candles in the monastery in Elsourian

Candles by the entrance to the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary, Elsourian in Cairo, Egypt.


The Abu Sefein Coptic church, in Giza, part of greater Cairo, caught fire on 14 August.

The WCC and its member churches around the world join in praying for those who have lost loved ones,” said Sauca. We mourn for those affected by this tragedy.”

The fire is believed to have been caused by a faulty air conditioning unit on the second floor.

WCC member churches in Egypt