The Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Services (BLESS) was established in 1962 to serve as the arm of the Coptic Orthodox Church (COC) in the field of Social Development.
BLESS has a leading role in the diaconal services of the poor, underprivileged and marginalized communities throughout Egypt.
A community capable of investing its potential, accepting diversity, respecting differences, and preserving with human dignity.
Awakening the social-awareness of individuals to liberate society from the bondage of poverty,
ignorance, and illness. Emphasizing human values, reinforcing the Egyptian identity, and leading the change through communal participation. BLESS will lead the change through field interventions, and the support of forming local entities.