On March 18, 2017, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs organized a one-day visit for its members and their families to Wadi Natroun monasteries in Beheira governorate. The visit included the Anba Bishoy Monastery, Paromeos Monastery, Al-Syrian Monastery and the St. Mark Monastery.
The visit, as ECFA members stated, was an opportunity to learn about the history of monasteries and their social and cultural role in conveying the message of peace they are carrying.
The members praised the cultural and educational standard of the monks, which in turn will contribute to conveying their message to visitors. They also noted that the warm welcome accorded to visitors supports the monasteries’ message as well.