Copts celebrate Palm Sunday in the middle of intense proceedings
As Copts prepare for Palm Sunday, heightened security measures will be implemented in churches near Cairo and in the provinces. Pope Tawadros II will visit the Monostary of Saint Pishoy in Wa̅di̅ al-Natu̅n for the celebration....
Next Tuesday, the Orthodox Church headed by Pope Tawadros will host an event for the third annual memory of Pope Shenoda III in Wādī Al-Natrūn where he was buried. On the 26th of March, the church will host another event to remember the fallen Copts in Libya.
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