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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, works on a scene at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, climbs a ladder while working on a relief at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, speaks before a relief during an interview with AFP at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, works on a scene relief depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario (top), sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, works on a scene relief depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and a verse in Arabic from the Biblical Book of Isaiah reading "he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed", at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, speaks before a relief depicting Christ with outstretched hands, during an interview with AFP at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, works on a scene relief depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, speaks before a relief depicting Christ with outstretched hands, during an interview with AFP at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, poses for a picture alongside sculptures at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting the torture of the Old Testament Biblical figure Samson at the hands of the Philistines according to the Book of Judges. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting the attempted seduction of the Old Testament Biblical prophet Joseph by the wife of Potiphar according to the Book of Genesis. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting the torture of the Old Testament Biblical figure Samson at the hands of the Philistines according to the Book of Judges. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting the attempted seduction of the Old Testament Biblical prophet Joseph by the wife of Potiphar according to the Book of Genesis. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting (L, bottom) the attempted seduction of the Old Testament Biblical prophet Joseph by the wife of Potiphar according to the Book of Genesis. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting the torture of the Old Testament Biblical figure Samson at the hands of the Philistines according to the Book of Judges. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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This picture taken on May 30, 2019 shows a view of a relief sculpture made by Polish artist Mario at the St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, depicting the torture of the Old Testament Biblical figure Samson at the hands of the Philistines according to the Book of Judges. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, works on a scene relief depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and a verse in Arabic from the Biblical Book of Isaiah reading "he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed", at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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Polish artist Mario, sculptor of St. Simon the Tanner Monastery complex, poses for a picture alongside a scene relief depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and a verse in Arabic from the Biblical Book of Isaiah reading "he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed", at the church in the Egyptian capital Cairo's eastern hillside Mokkatam district, on May 30, 2019. - Mario spent more than two decades carving the rugged insides of the seven cave churches and chapels of the rock-hewn St. Simon Monastery and church complex atop Cairo's Mokkatam hills, with designs inspired by biblical stories. It was all done to fulfil the wishes of the church's parish priest who met Mario in the early 1990s in Cairo. The Polish artist, who had arrived in Egypt earlier on an educational mission, was then looking for an opportunity to serve God at the monastery. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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