Today, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, the Divine Liturgy prayer was held in the presence of the body of the Triple Beatified Bishop Daoud of Mansoura and its dependencies, at the Church of the Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael in Mansoura. After the mass prayer ended, the people of the diocese cast a farewell look at the Triple Beatified Bishop Daoud.
Funeral Prayers for Bishop Daoud
The funeral prayer began, with the body of AnbaDaoud being placed for a farewell look at him by his loved ones and the people of the diocese, in the presence of a large number of Copts and Muslims, and a number of executives and popular.
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, presided over the funeral prayers, in the presence of the Governor of Dakahlia, Dr. AymanMukhtar, Dr. Kamal Sharubim, the former Governor of Dakahlia, and a number of security leaders headed by Major General Marwan Habib, Director of Dakahlia Security, the Executive Directorate, Dr. SherifKhater, President of Mansoura University, a number of representatives of the Parliament and the Senate, and Safwat Abdel Nazir, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf in Dakahlia, Fr. Daniel Lutfi, Coptic Catholic Archbishop of Ismailia, AnbaSalib, Bishop of MitGhamr, Archpriest Sawiris Suleiman, a representative of Mansoura University, and a group of public and ecclesiastical personalities and the people of the diocese who love His Grace. In addition to those who participated with His Holiness in the funeral prayers 22 fathers metropolitans and bishops, the synod of priests of the diocese and a number of fathers priests of some dioceses and monastic fathers.
Assigning AnbaSalib to the Diocese of Mansoura Temporarily
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II announced, at the end of his speech after performing the funeral prayer thatAnbaSalib, Bishop of MitGhamr, the Eastern Lands and its dependencies in Dakahlia Governorate, be assigned to head the Mansoura diocese until a new bishop is appointed to succeed AnbaDaoud.
After the funeral prayer, the body was buried in the cemetery that was prepared at the Archdiocese headquarters