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There are 4 SMA missionaries working in Egypt in the Vicariate of Alexandria.

St Marc, Shoubra: Fr Robbin Kamemba (Gulf of Guines DF) – Parish Priest & Chaplain to several groups in the area.Fr Casimir Kieszek (Strasbourg District) – Assistant Priest and responsible for the renovation of the Church.Fr Jean Paul Silué (Bight of Benin DF) – Assistant PriestAt present (January 2014), Fr Silue is in Sohag (Upper Egypt) working in a Coptic parish doing his language / cultural training.
Basilica of Our Lady of Heliopolis:Fr Farid Ibrahim (Lyons Province, Superior of the SMA community in Egypt. He is the only Egyptian-born member of the Society)
VocationsThe SMA has two Aspirants for priesthood: Mina Naguib and Ayman Doss.

egyptArab Republic of Egypt
Area: 1,001,000 sq. km.
Population: 77 million. Population Growth Rate: 1.9%
Capital: Cairo
Head of State: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Independence: 28 February 1922 Ethnic Groups: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1% Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%

SMA involvement in Egypt As of 1 April 2014 there are 4 SMA missionaries working there.


SMA present in Egypt since 1877

The SMA has been present in Egypt since 1877 and at Choubra, in the suburbs of Cairo, where they originally opened a seminary, since...

The origin of the SMA in Egypt

In 1877, just over twenty years after the foundation of the Society, the SMA Co-founder - Fr Augustin Planque - was in Rome listening...
OLA Novices August 2013

Egypt… a ray of hope

The presence of SMA missionaries in Egypt goes back to the earliest years of our Society. Eighteen years after the foundation of the Society...

Italian SMA witnesses to events in Cairo

Italian SMA witnesses to events in Cairo Fr Renzo Mandirola SMA is a former Provincial of the SMA Italian Province. He also served on the...