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[[Image:Zeitun.jpg|framed|right|A photograph taken in the 1960s, showing a supposed Marian apparition at Zeitoun]]Zeitun, also El-Zeitoun or Zeitoun, is a town near Cairo, Egypt. It is noted for its Marian apparitions.{{Oriental}}
According to thousands [[Image:Zeitun.jpg|framed|right|The picture of witnesses, the Virgin Mary as she appeared in different forms over and transfigured outside the south eastern dome as has been drawn by Dr. Labib Shenouda, a doctor of Alexandria. (From his memory after he saw the appearance of the Coptic Orthodox Virgin Mary Church at Zeitun for a period with other thousands of 2–3 years beginning on April 2, 1968people. The apparitions lasted from a few minutes up to several hours and were sometimes accompanied by dove) [http://zeitun-shaped luminous bodieseg.org/zeitun2002/cwdata/zeitun200212. They were purportedly seen by millions of Egyptians and foreignershtml]]]'''Zeitun''', including Coptsalso '''El-Zeitoun''' or '''Zeitoun''', other Orthodox and Roman Catholicsis a district of Cairo, Protestants, Muslims, Jews and people of no particular faithEgypt. The sick and blind are said to have been cured, and many people converted to Christianity as a resultIt is noted for its Marian apparitions.
The Coptic Pope According to thousands of witnesses, the [[Virgin Mary]] appeared in different forms over the [[Cyril VI of Alexandria (Coptic)|Kyrillos VI]] appointed Orthodox Virgin Mary Church at Zeitun for a committee period of high ranking priests and bishops 2–3 years beginning on April 2, 1968. The apparitions lasted from a few minutes up to investigateseveral hours each, headed and were sometimes accompanied by Anba Gregorios, bishop of postgraduate studies, Coptic culture and scientific research. On May 4 the Coptic Orthodox Papal Residence in Cairo issued an official statement confirming the apparitionsdove-shaped luminous bodies. They were also confirmed seen by Father Dr. Henry Ayroutmillions of Egyptians and foreigners, including Copts, other Orthodox and Roman Catholics, Protestants, S.J.Muslims, Jews and Rev. Dr. Ibrahim Said people of the Protestant Evangelical Ministriesno particular faith. Nuns of the Society of the Sacred Heart witnessed the apparitions The sick and sent a detailed report to the Vaticanblind were cured, resulting in the arrival of an envoy on April 28 who also saw the apparitions and sent many people converted to Christianity as a report to Pope Paul VIresult.
The Coptic Pope [[Cyril VI (Atta) of Alexandria|Kyrillos VI]] appointed a committee of high ranking priests and bishops to investigate, headed by Anba Gregorios, bishop of postgraduate studies, Coptic culture and scientific research. On May 4 the Coptic Orthodox Papal Residence in Cairo issued an official statement confirming the apparitions. They were also confirmed by Father Dr. Henry Ayrout, S.J., and Rev. Dr. Ibrahim Said of the Protestant Evangelical Ministries. Catholic nuns from the Sacré-Coeur order witnessed the apparitions and sent a detailed report to the Vatican, resulting in the arrival of an envoy on April 28 who also saw the apparitions and sent a report to Pope Paul VI.
[[Image:Zeitun1_DSC00039.jpg|thumb|left|Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church of the Apparitions in Tomanbey Street, Zeitun, Cairo, Egypt (Photographed in 2003)]] [[Image:Zeitun2_DSC00045.jpg|thumb|right| ...and the new Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Cathedral facing the Apparitions Church in Zeitun, Cairo, Egypt (Photographed in 2003)]]                          == External link /further details==* [http://www.zeitun-eg.org/zeitngal.htm Zeitoun Zeitun Web Gallery]  [[Category:Pilgrimage Sites]]
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