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Virgin Mary apparitions Cairo took place in Virgin Mary church Zeitoun in Cairo, Egypt. In fact, the church built in 1924 and consecrated by Athanasious, bishop of Beni Suef in 1925. It didn’t fall into the category of buildings more than 100 years old and protected by law. Moreover, Virgin Mary church Zeitoun has fine architecture and the site of an acclaimed miracle. That is why it become a popular attraction for pilgrims. People from all around the world visit the church day and night. A great deal of time and effort has gone into its restoration, which has been going on since January 2000.
Virgin Mary appeared in Zeitoun hovering above Saint Mark’s Coptic Church. It was a shrine which dedicated to the Holy family. According to tradition, they rested in that place during their stay in Egypt. The apparition took place at night. Virgin Mary always surrounded by light. The mechanics and drivers of the garage all alarmed by some disturbance in the street. It was at 8:30 PM on Tuesday 2 April 1968. It was an hour and a half after sunset. The workmen ran to the street. They saw a young lady dressed in white on the church dome. Moreover, they saw her walking on the dome. They thought that she was about to throw herself down. So they cried: “Be careful.
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Take care, you may fall down, wait”. As the dome curved, no human being can walk on it. Some of the pedestrians who stood to watch the scene cried “Virgin Mary, Virgin Mary”. The garage workmen watching the apparitions were all Muslims. They looked on and they all became astonished. The lady who appeared in a luminous body, moved on the dome. She bowed and knelt before the cross. The Traffic in Tumanbay Street stopped. A big crowd of people stood to watch Virgin Mary apparitions Cairo. The workmen of the garage were on duty at that time. They all gave reports that ascertained and confirmed their witness. Father Costantin, the priest of the church did his report too.
The first man who saw her is Muslim. His name is Farouk Mohammed Atwa. He was undergoing operations for a case of gangrene. Next day, he went to hospital for his scheduled operation. He certified completely healed. Thus began three years of almost nightly visits by Mary. The visits heralded by extraordinary lights and immense clouds of incense. She seen sometimes vaguely, often quite, smiling, bowing and waving an olive branch. She also seen blessing, praying , holding fast or kneeling before the cross of Her Son. Virgin Mary apparitions Cairo, often lasting throughout the night.
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They photographed, televised and by millions. They written in the international secular and religious press. Moreover, they also seen by both religious and political dignitaries. They are such as Abdul Nasser, president of Egypt. Spellbound people, often rooted to the ground, prayed the Rosary and sang Christian hymns. Muslims chanted “Mary, God has chosen you above all women”. It written in the Koran. Some saw nothing. Many, many more saw it all, taking in Her radiance hour after hour. They watching and praying, going home to rest and returning. They finding y Her still there, watching and praying over them!
Pope Kyrillos VI (Cyril VI) entrusted a committee of high rank priests and bishops. It was to investigate the Virgin Mary apparitions Cairo. On Saturday, May 4, 1968, the Coptic Orthodox Church confirmed the apparitions. Pope Kyrillos VI also assigned documenting the apparitions and accompanying miracles to a committee. It headed by Anba Gregorios. He was the bishop of postgraduate studies, Coptic culture and scientific research. The apparitions also approved by the local Catholic Patriarch. Moreover, he was Cardinal Stephanos I (Stephen I). He stated that the the apparitions in Zeitoun were beyond any doubt.
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They seen by many of his trustworthy Coptic Catholic children. Father Dr. Henry Ayrout was the rector of the Catholic Collège de la Sainte Famille in Cairo. He also declared his acceptance of the miraculous apparitions in Zeitoun Cairo. Furthermore, he stated that whether Catholic or Orthodox, we are all Her children and She loves us all. He also stated Her apparitions at the Zeitoun Coptic Orthodox Church confirmed this notion.Rev. Dr. Ibrahim Said was the head of all Protestant Evangelical Ministries in Egypt at the time. He affirmed that the apparitions in Zeitoun Cairo were true.
Catholic nuns from the Sacred Heart church also confirmed Virgin Mary apparitions Zeitoun Cairo. They sent a detailed report to the Vatican. On the evening of Sunday, April 28, 1968, an envoy from the Vatican arrived. He saw the apparitions and sent a report to His Holiness Pope Paul VI of Rome. The incident resulted in such widespread press coverage. That is why Pope Shenouda III asked a Coptic businessman to sponsor a massive project. The project was to restore and renovate the church. The projected cost was 750,000 Egyptian pound. It included complete face-lift and restoration of the icons. Moreover, it also includes stencil decorations and the renovation of the wooden doors. It also included the iron bars on the windows. It also did the installation of new electrical and ventilation systems.
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Virgin Mary apparitions Cairo approved firstly by the Patriarch of the Coptic Church in Egypt. Later on, they received approval by the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholic Cardinal Stephanos did all the investigations. He submitted them to Pope Paul VI in May 1968. Pope Paul VI approved them as a visitation of the Mother of God.