After much prayer and reflection, Bishop Mouneer has announced a new area bishop-elect for North Africa. He writes:
“I am happy to let you know that I have appointed The Very Reverend Dr Samy Fawzy Shehata, the Dean of St Mark Pro-Cathedral Alexandria, as the new Area Bishop of North Africa.
He will be based in Alexandria and will travel to the churches in North Africa when needed. Dean Samy is a very experienced priest who is well acquainted with the Diocese, its churches and institutions, the Province, and the whole Anglican Communion.
He was ordained in 1990 and assisted the Bishop Ghais Abd El Malek from 1994 to 1998, and has led a team of ministers since 2002 in Alexandria. He taught at Alexandria school of Theology since 2005. He was appointed Dean of St. Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in 2009 and Principal of Alexandria School of Theology 2013.
Dean Samy is married to Madeleine and has two sons studying at university. He will be consecrated on Monday the 27th of February 2017 at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo.”
Please pray for our bishop-elect as he prepares to take up his new responsibilities.