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Coptic Orthodox Church - Egypt

Coptic Church signs on to protect the environment and achieve sustainable development.

 
       Photo credit: MECC

On Monday, 13 June, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, signed a Cooperation Protocol between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment.  

Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, signed the cooperation protocol with His Holiness.

"The cooperation agreement aims to promote joint action in the field of environmental issues and to reach a general culture of a society that translates into positive behaviours towards the environment and its natural resources to protect the environment and achieve sustainable development." (Middle East Council of Churches - MECC)

The Coptic Orthodox Church also released a document expressing its position on environmental protection in the presence of His Grace Bishop Yolyous, General Bishop of Coptic Cairo and the Bishopric of Public, Social and Ecumenical Services, and several ambassadors and representatives of United Nations bodies and civil society organizations.

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, praised the Church’s role in implementing the National Climate Change Strategy 2050, which will be implemented with the participation of all segments of society. 

Read more:

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II Signs a Cooperation Protocol between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Egyptian Ministry of Environment | the Middle East Council of Churches. 14 June 2022

In the Media

Egypt’s Ministry of Environment, Coptic Orthodox Church sign protocol combating climate change impacts | Egypt Today CAIRO- 13 June 2022

Egypt’s Orthodox Church signs cooperation protocol to protect environment, achieve sustainable development | Egypt Today CAIRO – 15 June 2022

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