Scraps And Photos
From Arabic Newspapers
On The Apparitions Of Virgin Mary
At Zeitoun, Egypt
The first page of Al-Ahram Egyptian daily newspaper, issue 29731 of Sunday, May 5, 1968.
The main heading reads: "Pope Kyrillos declares: The apparition of the Virgin is a truth.
An official papal statement affirms Her apparition many times in Zeitoun church."
Below the main heading, Al-Ahram published a real photo of the apparition
(photographed by Mr. Wagih Rizk) and wrote beneath it:
"The photography department at Al-Ahram has inspected the original film
and found no traces of photo-montage."
The first page of Al-Akhbar Egyptian daily newspaper, issue 4946 of Sunday, May 5, 1968.
The main heading reads: "An official statement from Pope Kyrillos VI declares:
The Virgin appeared in Zeitoun church. The statement said: Thousands of citizens from various
religions and sects have affirmed without any doubt seeing the Virgin, and they all agreed on
the same description of the apparitions. The Virgin appeared on different nights and in different
forms, and was moving and walking, facing the spectators and blessing and curing them."
The first page of Watani Egyptian weekly newspaper, issue 490 of Sunday, May 5, 1968.
The main heading reads: "The statement of the Papal Residence affirms
the apparition of the Virgin. Miracles of cure occurred to those who have seen the Virgin.
An important report was issued by the Ministry of Tourism on Her apparition and miracles.
The report and Watani newspaper were sent to our embassies and touristic bureaux
in all world capitals."
Photo from El-Anwar, a magazine published in Beirut, Lebanon, showing a crowd
of multitude of people watching the apparition of the Holy Virgin Saint Mary.
The main heading reads: "Tens of thousands keep flowing to Zeitoun."
Heading of an article published Wednesday, May 8, 1968 in P. 3 of issue 4949
of Al-Akhbar Egyptian daily newspaper. The heading reads:
"Once again the Virgin appeared in front of the crowds gathered around the church.
The sick whom the Virgin cured tell all what happened.
The number of visitors each day will be fixed to face extensive overcrowding."
Heading of an article published Sunday, May 5, 1968 in P. 4 of Al-Gomhooriah Egyptian
daily newspaper. The heading reads: "The Papal Residence declares officially:
The Virgin appeared in Her church at Zeitoun. The Bishop of Beni Sueff tells:
how he saw the Virgin for two and half hours?"
Below Al-Gomhooriah heading is another heading of an article published
on Tuesday, May 7, 1968 in P. 3 of issue 29733 of Al-Ahram Egyptian daily newspaper.
The heading reads: "Within 24 hours after the statement of the Patriarch:
The crowds around Zeitoun church grew to extremely large numbers."
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