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Al-Yawm al-Sābi’monitored one of Port Sa’īd’s historical churches, which was founded on March 27, 1863, and inaugurated in 1890: the St. Eugenie Church. The church has been now included to the heritage list for Islamic and Coptic monuments. The Egyptian Franciscan friar, Father Farīd Kamā Jibra`īl...
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
In 1889 [translators note: this date is most likely a typing mistake, correct date unknown] in one of Damascus’ streets, I picked up a photograph of a blind Muslim named Muḥammad carrying on his back this disabled Christian dwarf named Samīr.
After the recent bombings of the Mār Jirjis (Saint George) Church in Ṭanṭā and Mār Murqus in Alexandria, the question was raised on who is St. George whose name so many churches in Egypt carry? There are 372 churches and archaeological sites that carry the name of this saint, throughout different...
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
The Church of St. Mark in the Alexandria Massalat al-‘Attarīn district, and one of the oldest churches of Egypt,  has been the target of a terrorist attack today. The Church has two entrances, the first on Kanīsat al-Aqbāt St., and the second on al-Nabī Danyāl St., near to al-Raml tram station and...
Kāmīlīyyā Makram Jirjis [Camelia Makram Girgis], director of the Coptic Museum and Supervisor of Coptic Manuscript Collections said that The "Martyrs of Egypt" exhibition, opened by Dr. Khaled Anani [Khālid al-ʿAnānī] Minister of Archeology in the Coptic Museum, is an exhibition of  Christian...
The supervisor of   Coptic Monument Documentation, Ahmed Abdelhamid El-Nimr [Aḥmad ʿAbd al- Ḥamīd al-Nimr] , revealed the details of the temporary exhibition hosted by the Coptic Museum in  Old Cairo, entitled  "Egypt's Martyrs".  The opening ceremony was headed by Dr.  Khāalid al-ʿAnānī [...
The Evangelical Commission for Public and Social Services announced that this week, a high-level delegation from Denmark headed by Bishop of Copenhagen will visit Egypt. 
“Egypt the Cradle of Religions” is the title of an exhibition, which will be hosted by the Egyptian Museum at al-Taḥrīr on the sixth anniversary of the 25th of January Revolution. Ilhām Ṣalāḥ [Ilham Salah], head of the museum sector, said that the exhibition would last for a month or two. She...
The Egyptian Writers' Union, headed by Dr.  ʿAlā ʾ ʿAbd al-Khāliq [Alaa Abd Elkhaleq] mourns, along with the creative and intellectual audience in Egypt and the MENA region, the loss of the great novelist Aḥmad al-Shaykh. Aḥmad al-Shaykh passed away yesterday evening, at the age of 78. In his...
"The people of love stay alive even when they die” is a famous saying by Ibn al-Fāriḍ. This saying embodies the lived reality of millions of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike. Throughout Egypt, religious festivals have been held in the memory of prominent religious figures for hundreds of...
  March 12 is the anniversary of the death of Kāmil Sālih Nakhlah, historian of the Patriarchs and a member of the Coptic History Committee, he is considered one of the most important historians o Coptic history.
While studying at the University of Essex, I decided to apply for an internship somewhere in the Middle East. After spending some time researching potential places to work, I came across the CAWU website and applied for the journalism internship almost immediately. 
In the building opposite the Road 9 Metro market Mr. Mahmoud Farag’s [Maḥmūd Faraj] family handcraft shop is accessible by a set of stairs.  You won’t know what to expect until you get inside and begin staring, awestruck at the artwork covering his shop.            
Ten days ago was International Labor Day, so I chose to discover a new place in Cairo: Saint Simon the Tanner’s Monastery.  My main goal was to find the calligraphy street art from a French - Tunisian artist “El Seed” [el-Sīd]. I was following him on social media when he was working on the 50...
Ḥilmī Namnam, Minister of Culture, emphasized the role of the Ministry in combating terrorism and radical ideologies through encouraging creativity and developing houses of culture in order to protect the youth from terrorism and extremism. He also stated that terrorism is a global,...
The Eparchy of Banī Swayf celebrated the inauguration of the Cathedral of the Two Martyrs Mār Mīnā al-ʿAjāʾibīand Abānūb al-Nihīsī in New Banī Swayf city. 
Monk Tīmūthāwus Āfā Mīnā, responsible for the al-Ṭāḥūna Church of Pope Kīrillus in the area of al-Zahrāʾ,Miṣr al-Qadīma, said that March is the month for visiting al-Ṭāḥūna to celebrate the day of his excellence Pope Kīrillus on March, 9th of every year.
Hānī ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, the official documentarian of New Suez Canal, announced that he will begin to document the information related to the housing of Coptic families moving from al-ʿArīsh to al-Ismāʿīlīya after being targeted by terrorists.
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