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Egypt Discusses Religious Tourism Plans to Promote the Holy Family Route in Egypt

Egypt Discusses Religious Tourism Plans to Promote the Holy Family Route in Egypt

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed headed to Rome in order to discuss with Vatican’s Tourism officials the possibility of promoting the Holy Family route in Egypt as part of religious tourism.

According to a statement released by the Ministry, this visit comes as a part of Egypt’s efforts to add the journey of the Holy Family on Egypt’s religious tourism map.

Jesus and the Holy Family are believed to have taken this route through Egypt to flee Palestine. The journey from the Palestinian town of  Bethlehem through Egypt took the Holy Family, Joseph, Virgin Mary, and Jesus, about three years.

This step is forecasted to attract a large number of tourists from all around the world.

Rashed said his visit comes after the success of Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt in April and comes in light of the Ministry’s interest in religious tourism.

Pope Francis visit was intensely secured and has been described as “historic”. He said he had felt honored to visit the land where the Holy Family had lived 2000 years ago.

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