CAIRO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi attended on Saturday evening the Coptic Christmas Eve celebration held at a new, partly-opened cathedral in the country's new administrative capital city eastern Cairo.
"This partial opening of the cathedral is a very important message of peace and love not only to Egyptians but to the whole world," said the Egyptian president in his remarks at the cathedral aired on the state TV.
The new unfinished cathedral, named the Nativity of Christ, is said to be the largest in the Middle East region.
"We love you. We are one united people and no one can ever divide us," Sisi told the cheering Copts ahead of the Christmas Mass that is rarely held outside the main St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo.
Copts constitute about 10 percent of Egypt's 100-million population and most of Egypt's Copts belong to the Coptic ...