The Most Rev Dr Mouneer Anis, President Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East and Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt, will be in Northern Ireland next week on a short visit hosted by the Church Mission Society, Ireland.
Dr Anis, who has served as Bishop of Egypt since 2000, is the guest speaker at a CMS Ireland Focus Event at St Mark’s Parish Halls, Newtownards, on Thursday November 17.
Dr Anis will offer his perspectives on the dramatic events that have unfolded this year in Egypt and will share something of how the Church has continued to be a source of love, hope and practical support in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty.
The event, entitled ‘Revolution Road: The Church’s Response to the Arab Spring’, begins at 7:30pm and is open to all.
During his visit, Dr Anis will also meet with MLAs at Stormont and will spend time with friends and supporters from CMS Ireland Link Parishes. On Sunday November 20, Dr Anis will preach at the morning service at Hillsborough Parish and in the evening, he is to be interviewed by UTV’s Paul Clark at Kilmore Parish, Crossgar.