The Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services (BLESS) is a general bishopric of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
BLESS was established in 1962 to be the social, diagonal and development arm of the Church.

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BLESS UK extends monetary aid and support from the UK to raise the standard of living and aid in alleviating the suffering of needy and disadvantaged Egyptians.
BLESS UK was established in 1990 as a non-profit charity organization.

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Historical Background

BLESS was established on September 30th, 1962 to provide a wide range of diagonal services to the poorest communities in Egypt. Within the Coptic Orthodox Church, BLESS is viewed as a major social arm that provides its services to all the dioceses. Read more

BLESS Guiding Values

  • Our love for God inspires us to love all human beings and emphasizing their human dignity .
  • Transparency and accountability.
  • Encouraging and supporting the spirit of creativity, volunteer work and supporting others.
  • Respecting human beings regardless of religion, sex, age, or race.

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