Subtitle:Saad Zaghloul distributed
bibles to excellent students and made, for the first time, the study of
Christianity a scholastic
subjectNot mentioning the religion on the identity card is an important request.
Syria did it, but
Egypt continues to refuseThere is a belief that Copts are rich...
Security sources have presented brigadier-general Hassan El Alfi, the minister of interior, with a
report about the secret tunnels which were recently discovered in Upper Egypt. The report, which was
produced after a photographic inspection of the tunnels, showed that there were more...
A piece of land
in Assuit was donated by citizens for the building of a mosque, and it was
decided by the authorities to
destroy all property already on that land. However, two brothers claim that the land
was not owned by the
generous citizens, but actually belonged to them. They say they...
Nasser did not differentiate in nationalizing Coptic or Islamic capitalNo
single Copt was in the
highest positions of the Front of the Liberal Officers. The only Copt was in the second
Nasser joined the priests and hit secularismThe revolutionaries were the first to...
Dr. Milad Hanna, one of Egypt’s most prominent Christians, author of many books on Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt and columnist in Al-Ahram, is very dismayed about the proposed American religious freedom law. In an article in Al-Ahram of July 22 he writes that there are sectarian clashes...
is an attack
on the consecrated houses, secret churches established in private flats in opposition to the Coptic
Church. It claims that from these consecrated houses, a secret pope has emerged in opposition to Pope
Shenouda III. The consecrated houses are, according to...
Security bodies have made secret deals with
to present them as an alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood in mosques,
universities and social communities and
thus to defeat them.
Marsīl Mahnī is the first woman to take up a clerical
leadership position within the
Episcopal Church in Egypt.
‘Ādil Hammūda warns against trusting repentant Islamic terrorist
groups. These groups
are a “danger lurking in the dark,” awaiting the opportunity to attack Egypt’s security and
Najlā’ Bidīr tells of her journey to the cave in the Western Mountain in Assiut.
‘Alā’ al-Jamal and Hānī
Mūsá writes about reported sightings of the Virgin
Mary at the church of Musturud one week ago.
The author writes about the Virgin Mary feast which celebrates both the Virgin’s fasting and the memory of the Holy Family’s journey in the Upper Egyptian area of Assiut. A visit to an old cave that housed the Virgin and young Jesus is an essential part of the festivities.
Watani interviewed Samir Mitri Gayed, a member of the National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association (N.E.H.R.A), a pressure group which is keen on opening up religious tourism in Egypt.
In light of the Holy Virgin’s fast, which begins on the first day of the Coptic month of Misra (7 August) and ends with the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin on 16 Misra, the author outlines the history of the sacred cave in Assiut which is believed to have sheltered the Holy Family for...
Bāsimah William writes about the celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ in Jabal Assiut, which does not attract only Christians, but also Muslims and people from all over the world.
Catholic Priest Jirjis Wīsā Jirjis says in this interview that
the marriage of Catholic clergymen
is optional and that a priest might have the freedom not to confine his service
to one particular church all
The annual celebrations of the feast of the Virgin Mary at Dayr al-Azrā’ attracted millions of Muslims and Christians and boosted economic activities in the city of Assiut.
There is a
contradiction between the Orthodox church and the Egyptian legislation on the matter of
divorce. The book
‘Copts divorce’ reviews issues related to this matter.
The author reports on the celebrations in the Minia governorate of the anniversary of the passing of the virgin Mary and her son through Jabal al-Tayr area in Samāllūt during the holy journey.
Rūbīr al-Fāris writes about the history of the Sisters of Charity
Federation, founded by St. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac in France in 1633.