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  St.mark coptic orthodox cathedral

 

This church is located in abbassia district. It is erected during time of pope Cyril VI of Alexandria.
 It was opened in 1968. This was a place of the Coptic orthodox pope.
After it was named st.mark the evangelist, a deciple of jesus. His relics were kept there inside.
About the history, this land had be given to the Coptic orthodox church that the land was given instead of the land was taken from church.
In this area, there is ten coptic churches during the 12th century. 
It’s architectural evolution is an unique example have seven churches. It has a great historic such as anba rouis church.
The relics of saint mark was taken to the newly constructed cathedral and were decorated with Coptic icons.
 
 

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