Headlines in the Press
On May 4, 1968 was issued official
The Cairo Newspapers
In all six Cairo newspapers one could read the following:
Al Ahram (semi-official Government newspaper): "The Patriarch Kyrillos VI issues a declaration stressing the apparition."
Al Goumhouryia: "The Patriarch announces the appearance of the Virgin Mary at the Church in Zeitoun."
Al-Akhbar: "Thousands of citizens from different religions declare that they saw the Virgin Mary."
Watani: "The transfiguration of the Virgin at Zeitoun exceeds her transfiguration at Fatima and Lourdes and Spain."
The Egyptian Gazette: "Virgin Mary appeared at Zeitun — Kyrillos VI."
Progres Dimanche (French language newspaper): "The miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary."
Francis Johnston. When Millions Saw Mary. — 1980. p.12.
Pearl Zaki. Our Lord’s Mother visits Egypt in 1968. — 1977. p.112.
The New York Times
During the 1968 The New York Times published a few articles about apparitions in Cairo.
Twelve bearded, black-robed clergymen of the Coptic Orthodox Church, seated beneath a large photograph of President Gamal Abdel Nasser at the patriarchal palace here, affirmed today their acceptance of reported miraculous appearances of the Virgin Mary in Cairo.
VISIONS OF VIRGIN REPORTED IN CAIRO
(Coptic Bishop Among Those Who Tell of Apparition)
ByThomas F. Brady special to The New York Times.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sunday, May 5, 1968.
Moslems and Christians alike, they have shuffled through the sandy yard of Zeitoun's Church of Saint Mary for three months, since the Virgin was first said to have appeared miraculously floating over the church's dome.
Since then, countless Egyptians have reported seeing her above the church, sometimes as a glowing light and sometimes as an articulated figure, occasionally bearing an olive branch.
Arabs Throng Christian Church At Cairo After
Report of Vision By Eric Pace special to The New York Times.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 21, 1968, p. 4.