A library dedicated to the Bible has opened in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, as part of a bid to improve the lives of ordinary people in a country facing widespread unrest.
The library is dedicated to “the Book of Revelation”, a biblical book that describes the rise of Jesus Christ.
It was set up by an association of churches in Egypt’s ancient city of Alexandria and has now been open for five years.
“The Gospel Library is a place of learning for those who need it,” said the head of the Alexandria Church of Christ, Ibrahim Fadel, who is also a member of the Egyptian Catholic Church.
“People need to read the Gospel because the Bible is the most important document in the world.”‘
People need books to help them’The library was opened by Egypt’s Catholic Church, which has also established a similar library in Cairo.
“It’s not just about reading the Bible, but also the Bible itself, so it is a spiritual experience for us,” said Father Ibrahim, a member the Church’s charitable wing, the Alexandria Association for the Promotion of Knowledge.
“A book that is the foundation of life is very important.
I hope people will come here, visit and read the Bible.”
Al Jazeera’s Mina Basha reported from Cairo.