Virgin Mary Cathedral locates in the district of Zeitoun, in Cairo. Coptic Christians belive that thestange lights appeared on the Cathedral in 1968 were the lights of Virgin Mary. Thus this site is one of the most venerated and visited sites in comparison to others. Immediately after taking his seat, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III began constructing the Cathedral of the Virgin. The main building of the cathedral is surrounded by some other building including: two homes for the old (one for men and the other for women), a lodging house for young women who come from outside Cairo, nursery classes, and clinic named after Virgin Mary . In addition to the residence places,there are two workshops one of them for the manufacture of candles and the other for carpets.