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Egypt Tour Group led by CTU's President is Safe

January 31, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, ILAs it has been reported, a tour group led by Fr. Donald Senior, C.P., President of Catholic Theological Union, has been in Egypt since Tuesday, January 18. The news from the group has been minimal throughout this time due to the interruption of email and cell phone usage.

We are pleased to announce that we have heard from Fr. Senior this morning:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support and prayers the past few days.  Because of conditions in Egypt I had no phone or email access. Thanks be to God everyone in our group is completely safe and in good spirits. Through the help of our long time friend and travel agent in Israel we were able to secure places for all on an emergency El Al flight sent to Egypt on Sunday night. After a harrowing trip to the airport and a ten hour struggle in the utter chaos of the Cairo airport, the whole group is now in Jerusalem.  We arrived at 5:00 am this morning.  I am arranging tours of Jerusalem and Galilee over the next couple of days and our travel agent is arranging for us to resume our return on February 5 more or less as planned! 

Please remember the Egyptian people in your prayers at this moment of great danger and hope.

Peace,

Don

 Thank you for your prayers, inquiries, and support over these last few days.

For more information contact:

Elizabeth White
Catholic Theological Union
773.371.5415
Cell: 617.548.7794
ewhite@ctu.edu