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Coptic Church in Abu Dhabi prays for children in Gaza

Jan 7, 2009 - 05:44 -

WAM Abu Dhabi, Jan 07th, 2009 (WAM): The Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Church in Abu Dhabi celebrated today.

In special prayers offered on the Christmas Eve at the church in the UAE capital the worshippers invoked Almighty God to save the innocent Arab children from the slaughter carried out by Israel.

With candles lit, the worshippers chanted prayers in ultimate pain and wished that the divine interference will bring the peace back to 'our lands, save our children and bless the people of Palestine with an independent country'.

In the Christmas mass sermon Tuesday midnight Rev.Ishaq Al Anba Bishoy, pastor of Al Anba Antonio Cathedral Church in Abu Dhabi, offered greetings on behalf of Pope Shenouda III, President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year.

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