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In a statement released by the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Minya, Bishop Makarius announced on Thursday that Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark, is closely following the incident of a Coptic Christian senior woman that had been stripped of her clothes against the backdrop...
The Bani Mazār Court will deliver the verdict in the trial of four Coptic Christian students charged with contempt of religion on 25 February.
Unique study visit to Qufada, Maghagha, Minya where we will meet a local orfi judge who leads reconcilliation sessions and a local priest active in supporting the poor. On the road we will visit some beautiful locations.
Customary law, commonly referred to as (Urfi Law), is a set of rules and procedures used by local arbitrators, for reconciliation and conflict resolution.  Urfi law is resorted to by local communities in mostly non-metropolitan areas where it is held that the  judicial system is not an effective...
In a preliminary verdict, an Egyptian Court in the Central of Cairo has issued the death penalty of eight convicts for being members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood Organization, as well as life sentences for 77 further defendants. Thispreliminary Verdicts can be appealed in accordance to...
Ambassador Talawā in Minya: Funds to finance projects for poor rural women  Ambassador Mirvat Talāwā president of the National Council for Women said during her visit to the province of Minya, that the Country is placing great interest and focus on Upper Egypt, an area that has long suffered from...
Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights calls on the President to codify requirements for churches and religious buildings   The Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights said that tensions and sectarian attacks, witnessed in the Minyā Governorate in recent days have hindered the practice of...
For the second year, Copts of Al-Mīnyā pray in a burned down church For the second year in a row, Copts of Al-Minyā governorate in Upper Egypt conducted Epiphany prayers in Bishop Mūsā Church, which was attacked in 2013 during the pro-Mursī riots. The renovation process is still taking place but...
During my visit to my daughter Petra in Kenya in November 2014 I also visited two Catholic priests with great missions for humanity.
A man named ‘lantern’ finds a buried treasure, and with the money builds a church and extends a priesthood. If only all tales of Coptic Orthodox churches were so adventurous. (Some are.) The village of Qufādah, home of the Virgin Mary and St. Abaskhiroun Church, is about a 30-45 minute drive from...
After spending a very calm period, the village of Sao, which lies between Al-Minya and Assiut, witnessed an incident leading to the death of two people and injuring two other people.
Coptic Christians in al-Minya are living in a state of grief and panic these days after the appearance of 'Alī Husayn Alī, who declared himself a leader of an organized gang to maintain control over two villages in the Upper Egyptian governorate.  
In the beginning, the church had obtained a permission to build a service facility over a plot of 500 square meters it owned and surrounded with a mud brick wall. Part of the wall had fallen down due to several cracks and strong winds. The wall was not re-built due to rejection by the security...
The author responded to three questions: - Why did the Patriarchate not issue a statement about the appearance of the Holy Virgin as Pope Kyrillos VI did? - Why did Pope Shenouda invite those who participated in the series of "Awan Al-Ward" to the iftar party he gave, although many Christians are...
Eight suspected members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were arrested on Saturday in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya.
The detailed [US] report on Egypt states that the Egyptian constitution ensures the freedom of belief and the right to exercise the religious rituals within certain limitations portrayed by the state.
The reactions of the "Gama’at al-Islamiya" on the death of terrorist Farid Kedwany and his three assistants by security forces in Omrania are still flowing. There are fear Gama’at violence might return.
Egyptian security forces succeeded in finding the hideouts of four terrorists in Al-Omraniyya in Giza. The gunfight which followed ended with the death of the four terrorists, notable among whom was the famous terrorist leader Farid Kidwani.
While the buck is passed around and new legislation discussed, two fatal car crashes this week killed 19 people.
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