Your Grace bishop Mina, your Eminences and your Graces the Metropolitans and bishops, distinguished guests, my fathers the priests and my fellow Copts. Today, according to the ancient Coptic calendar, our Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation. When the angel Gabriel was sent to a virgin from Nazareth of Galilee to announce to her the greatest news of all times: the coming of the Messiah.

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