- Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in
Azbakeya, Cairowas the seat of the Coptic Pope from 1800 to 1971.
Ibrahim El-Gohary's influential position in the government and his great favour to the Muslimrulers, he was able to issue fatwasthat permitted the Copts to rebuild the destroyed churches and monasteries.
This was of particular importance because the
Coptswere not allowed to build new churches or to repair old ones unless they got official government approval, which was rarely granted.
One of these churches that he built is Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Azbakeya in Cairo , that his brother completed and inaugurated by Pope Mark VIII in 1800. [ [http://www.shababchristian.com/shababch/index.php?s=3260d4390aa93d9fc0c3b716938cc892&showtopic=5153&pid=12581&st=0&#entry12581 shababchristian] ]
Ibrahim El-Gohary also donated many endowment of good land and money for the reconstruction, that amounted to 238 endowments as documented in the
eat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria
The cathedral served as the
Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandriabetween 1800 and 1971.
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