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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...
Al-Misrīyūn translated Agence France-Presse’s article entitled“Protesters burn Christian homes in Pakistan“about Christian houses burned by Muslim protesters in Pakistan.
John Faraj, a Christian ironing-man, puts Quranic verses beside Virgin Mary’s picture on the front of his shop and a sticker on top of them that says: “Muslim and Christian..One hand”. That is how John expressed the love between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. These feelings will be understood...
Bishop Pachomius of al-Beheira said that the Egyptian Church is following up on the detained Copts in Libya through calls with Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Libya Embassy in Cairo (Author not mentioned, Christian Post, Feb. 25). Read full text in English.
Immediately after solving the crisis of the "alleged" disappearance of the girl from Kom Ombo (Aswan Governorate), a similar crisis appeared in Mallawī of Samallūt Township in al-Minya Governorate. Head of al-Minya Security Department Ahmad Sulaymān received a notification from the police station...
Political forces and Coptic movements have intensified their actions to boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections to be held on April 22. The movement Kifāyah (Enough) began a campaign to gather two million signatures to stop the elections. In the meantime, the National Salvation Front (NSF) is...
The newspaper al-Misrīyūn received threats that journalists will be prosecuted and physically liquidated and the newspaper headquarters burned down. The source of the threats remains unknown. However, the threats come after the newspaper revealed in their Wednesday, February 27 edition, the names...
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