Shobra (administrative region)
Shobra is an administrative region and forms a relatively small area that represents about one quarter of the district with the same name in
It neighbours the areas of
Elsahelto the north, Sharabeyato the east, Road El Faragto the west, and Shobra tunnel and Cairo central railway station to the south, the latter of which separate Shobra from the Downtown Cairoarea.
In the 1940s and 1950s Nazir Gayyed (before becoming
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandriain 1971) was very active in his church and served as a Sunday School teacher, at Saint Anthony Church in Shobra. [ [http://st-takla.org/Pope-1.html St Takla] ]
His Grace Bishop Youssef (the first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States [ Bishop Youssef [http://www.suscopts.org/diocese/bishop/] ] ) was also a servant at Saint Anthony Church in Shobra.
His Grace Bishop Moussa (the first Bishop of youth [ Bishop Moussa [http://www.youthbishopric.com/] ] ) used to also serve in Shobra, before being a monk.
Father Mikhail Ibrahim [Father Mikhail Ibrahim [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Mikhail_Ibrahim] ] also served in Saint Mark Church in Shobra.
The area is well known for its diversity and history, and was the residence area for many famous people.
The famous French singer
Dalidawas born here in 1933. [ [http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/dalida Foxy tunes] ]
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