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Al Ahram newspaper published, on December 1, an article titled: "The Mufti denied the declarations attributed to him that praying in the Nazareth mosque is not accepted according to the Islamic Sharia." What attracted the author’s attention was the Mufti allows mosques to be built close to churches...
Youssef Sidhom received a letter that Coptic studies are taught at the Cairo University as part of the history of the Byzantine era in the junior year for students of history. There are also subjects in Coptic language and antiquities taught in the Faculty of Antiquities and the Faculty of Arts....
The cave of the Holy Family in Mustorod is being restored and receives a new image. The church is in the possession of a miracle icon which brings healing for ailments.
Sidhom publishes a letter of Coptologist Dr. Gawdat Gabra who argues for the foundation of a Coptic Studies Department. He also describes the difficulties in obtaining this.
Sidhom writes about a letter from Bishop Yo’anis Zakarya, the Catholic bishop of Luxor who wrote about the despair of Christians in a village near Luxor who are not allowed to rebuild their church after they had demolished it in order to rebuild it.
Several places where the Holy Family stayed on its route through our country did not get much media attention. Among these places are the mountains of Ansena and that of Assiut where the caves occupied by the Holy Family were later occupied by monks. Again later monasteries and churches were built...
Sidhom discussed a few months ago the subject of establishing a section for Coptic studies in the Egyptian university to teach Coptic language, Coptic history, and Coptic civilization because this is considered an important part of Egypt’s history and present too. The discussion was reopened in...
The Cave of the Virgin Mary Church in Abu Serga .. " The Second Bethlehem" Negligence cause water to raise in the Abu Serga cave until about 1.6 m high and cause erosion.
If permits for building churches are given are they carried out? The author gives one example where this was not the case.
As the world braces to celebrate the third millennium, Egypt is to have a key role in the worldwide festivities as it was the place chosen by the Holy Family to escape the oppression of the Romans. All countries are competing to celebrate the new millennium, including Palestine with its...
The annual report about religious freedom around the world was issued last month by the American State Department. According to the report, the efforts of the American administration to support religious freedom does not aim at public disclosure of the violations of religious freedom all over the...
The efforts to revive the path of the Holy Family and restore all historical sites along the path didn’t stop at traditionally recognized sites only. Also the monastery of Saint Dimyana says it is located on the path of the Holy Family.
The focus of the book is the period before the Islamic conquest of Egypt. Several Muslim scholars praised this work. It is a period of Egypt’s history which would deserve more attention in schoolbooks.
Book review of a book which was published in 1988! The book is focused on the role of the Copts in Egyptian politics in the period 1900 - 1952 and especially the role of the Coptic politician Makram Ebeid (1889-1961) in that period. The author of the book, Dr. Mustafa el-Fiqi, was advisor of...
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.
Youssef Sidhom discusses the report Religious Freedom in the world. Many governments have pledged not to resort to any means of discrimination between its citizens based on religion. Despite this, there are some countries where there is a difference between pledges and practices, where religious...
The Assiut criminal court sentenced the murderers of father Aghnatios of Deir el-Muharraq with seven years of imprisonment with hard labor.
Youssef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of the Coptic weekly Watani shows his high regard for President Mubarak.
The paper claims father Besada Iscaros was shot at by a mentally disturbed person. Priests from Dairut, however, told the RNSAW that they believe the man was an ’Islamic fundamentalist’ who had attacked the priest only because he was a priest.
The truth should be known but the situation in Egypt remaining fixed in non-transparency resulting in public mistrust of whatever comes from the official mass media sources in their country. Thus we loose our trustworthiness, and in addition we contribute in the creation of an environment...
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