President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated yesterday simultaneously the Al-Fattah Al-Alim Mosque and the Nativity Cathedral (the largest in the Middle East) in the new administrative capital, in a symbolic message of tolerance on the eve of Coptic Christmas. The ceremony was attended by a big number of leaders and officials from Arab, foreign countries, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Soprano Tania Kassis charmed the audience with an outstanding performance of the Christian prayer “Ave Maria” in an exclusive version mixed with “Mawlay” Islamic song by renown Sheikh Sayed Al Naqshbandi, which was sung by Osama El Khouly with an arrangement by Johnny Fenianos, producing an epic moment of national unity.
Soprano Tania Kassis’ performance left a great impact on the Egyptians and websites were filled yesterday evening with articles about her personality and her career.
“I was honored to share this great event with the Egyptian people and President Sisi! Congratulations to Egypt, to the Muslims and the Christians,” said Soprano Tania Kassis on her twitter and Instagram pages.
May this unique initiative be a blessing for all countries to highlight the importance of coexistence, a message that has always been conveyed by Lebanese soprano Tania Kassis all over the world.