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Several Coptic activists protested outside the North Cairo Criminal Court in al-'Abbāsīyyah yesterday (April 24, 2013), demanding the release of Samuel Subhī and 'Atif 'Awad arrest in the incidents of Saint Mark Cathedral (Yusrī al-Badrī, 'Imād Khalīl and Fādī Francis, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Apr. 25, p...
Finally, after being postponed several times, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II welcomed yesterday (Apr. 21) people who wanted to offer their condolences for the happenings in al-Khusūs. Among the visitors in the Cathedral were the former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Sāmī 'Anān, several...
A controversial figure made a surprise appearance at Saint Mark Cathedral in al-'Abbāsīyyah during the presentation of condolences to the victims of the violence. Lieutenant General  Sāmī ‘Anān, criticized for his close links to the both the Mubarak regime and the rule of the Supreme Council of...
The Coptic Evangelical Church has announced that Dr. Ikrām Lam’ī, head of Comparative Religion at the Faculty of Evangelical Theology, has won the election for the post of head of the Synod of the Nile. He receieved 141 votes in comparison to 103 votes for Reverend Samīr Sadāq (Ahmad Sa’dāwī, al-...
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has given an exclusive interview with the newspaper al-Akhbār. In the interview he said that Christians have long been part of the social and religious fabric of Egypt, and that it was in everyone’s interests to create...
On Tuesday, April 16, a delegation of Al-Azhar visited Saint Mark Cathedral in al-‘Abbāsīyyah. According to sources of the Church, the visit was to offer condolences to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II for the victims of al-Khusūs and the clashes at the cathedral. Although the Church had said the...
Tension has renewed in al-Khusūs after the arbitrary arrest of Muslims and Christians as a scapegoat to end the crisis, threatening to renew an eruption of conditions if they are not released. A number of Muslims and Christians in the region have started collecting signatures for the acquittal of...
“Art is the language of the entire human personality.”-Naguib Mahfouz Driven by an interesting childhood in Senegal, he strives to build bridges using art. Paul-Gordon Chandler will leave Egypt this summer after leading St. John’s Church in Maadi for over ten years. Where he will go, he is not...
Last Tuesday, the independent Cairo daily al-Youm al-Sabei printed a story on a meeting between a number of Coptic figures and representatives of the presidency. Having myself been among those Coptic figures, I would like to cite here what actually took place in that meeting. Read full text in...
Presidential officials met with five prominent Coptic figures for four hours. Presidency had called for that meeting to listen to the opinions of the Coptic figures in order to assess the current political situation in Egypt, in particular the problems faced by Copts (Michael Fāris, al-Yawm al-...
There is an atmosphere of concern in the village of al-Wāstá in the governorate of Beni Suef following the disappearance of the Muslim girl, Rānā Hātim Kamāl al-Shāzlī. On Wednesday, March 20, there was a march to protest the girl’s disappearance during which shops owned by Copts were forcefully...
Hundreds of Copts are flocking to Virgin Mary Church in al-Minya Governorate to take blessings from the oil flowing from Virgin Mary’s icon in Virgin Mary Church. Archpriest Ishāq ‘Abd al-Masīh of the Church in Mansh’at Minbāl village of Matāy Township said that this is not the first time a...
The recent transcript published by Arab West Report on our interview with Bishop Antonios of the Coptic Catholic Church has attracted the attention of scholars in the West. In particular, Dr. Wolfram Reiss, professor of historical and comparative studies of religions at the University of Vienna,...
The newly-elected Vatican Pope Francis I called for fighting distruction and living as brothers, working and praying for world peace. That came during his first Mass after receiving the keys to the Vatican with the attendance of 102 billion people (Fādī Francis, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Mar. 20, p. 15)....
Violent clashes occurred off Virgin Mary Monastery at Jabal al-Tayr in Samallūt Township of al-Minya Governorate, between security forces and Copts from the village. Protesters threw stones at the police while the police responded with tear gas. A number of five people were arrested and two...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II voiced his concern over the situation of Copts in Libya after a Coptic Church was attacked in Benghazi. According to the Pope, the attack was a response to the protests held by Copts outside the Libyan embassy in Cairo and the “alleged” burning of a Libyan flag (...
Hundreds of Copts in Egypt from the three main Christian denominations in Egypt (Coptic Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic) attended the rousing funeral of ‘Izzat Hakīm ‘Atāllah, a Coptic Evangelical living in Libya (Tāriq ‘Abd al-Jalīl and Peter Majdī, al-Tahrīr, Mar. 14, p. 8). Read original...
Douglas May is an American Catholic priest who works with CIDT. Between 1984 and 2007, Doug worked for 10 years as a member of the formation-education team at St. Leo the Great Coptic Catholic Seminary located in the Maadi suburb of Cairo, Egypt. Doug reflects on his 23-year friendship with the...
The Coptic Catholic Church installation ceremony for Patriarch Ibrāhīm Ishāq, took place at Virgin Mary Church in Nasr City on March 12, 2013. 2,000 Copts and a number of public figures and state officials attended, however, there were not any representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood or...
The Shūrá Council discussed Egypt’s relations with Libya and Sudan and the crisis faced by Coptic Egyptians in Libya. A fact-finding commission will be formed to put an end to the strenuous conditions faced by Egyptians in a number of countries, including Libya. A second committee will also be...
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