Watani 26 November 2000 - Pages 1 and 5
In this Article:H.G. Anba Kyrillos William Metropolitan of the Coptic Catholic Congregation in Assiut mentions a report written in Spanish on 4/11/2000 by a Latin Catholic nun from Columbia (Sr. Daisy Martiin Puantas). She wrote: "For the glory of God I am recounting my experience during my visit to Assiut. I saw the luminous apparition rays over the Church of St. Mark. This occurred on 28 October 2000. We went near the church and I could see during that night the intermittent light as it covered the church towers and domes. The lights were coming from above and cannot be defined; they are heavenly lights of Divine nature, not human nature. I was very impressed by the faith of the crowds, their reactions, chants and hymns. It was as if they were the Apostles gathered around the Holy Virgin on Pentecost day. You could always see the joy and enthusiasm on their faces while they were witnessing these heavenly luminous rays. God is showing Himself to His people in a visible way like this Light, which symbolises His love to us."
The same article in Watani also describes the experiences of many other eyewitnesses including Dr. Imra Lazat, Cultural Consul of the Hungarian Embassy in Cairo (who is currently writing a book on the journey of the Holy Family in Egypt), and H.E. Ms. Misskongit, Ambassador of Ethiopia in Cairo (see the complete Arabic article below).
See Also:+ Assiut Apparitions Photos and Videos (11 additional clips added on 1 December 2000; 10 more clips added on 7 December 2000)
+ Real photo of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary photographed by Dr. Helmy Nazmy Beshara, plus an account on miracles of cure
+ The Official Coptic Orthodox Church Declaration with Photos