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On Tuesday the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the 51th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance, according to Christian belief, on the domes of the church that bears her name in the al-Zaytūn area of Cairo.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has announced his plans to form a council to facilitate divorce and remarriage by the end of April. The plan includes various procedures such as providing easy access to legal and social workers, clerical councils to help the families, the introduction of the...
The Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl, head of the Middle East Freedom Forum in Washington, USA, stated that a six-thousand-eight-hundred-kilo weapon shipment coming from Qatar arrived last Sunday, December 16, at the Red Sea port of Suez.  The shipment bill, according to Kh’Alīl was addressed to...
The three Egyptian churches denied that they walked out of the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, adding all reports to this effect were bare of truth. [Muṣṭafā Raḥḥūmah and Ahmad Ghunaym, al-Watan, Nov. 15, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic  
A number of Coptic movements announced their participation in June 30 demonstrations in Tahrir Square and around the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis. They made it clear that they will not leave unless Morsi steps down. Copts participating in the demonstrations warned from raising any religious...
The Church, as well, condemned the massacre and stressed that this kind of behavior is considered abhorrent in all religions and that violence is not the solution to the country's problems. It called for tolerance and prayer next Sunday (June 30), coinciding with the June 30 demonstrations, in...
Majdī Khalīl, the head of the Coptic Solidarity Organization, stated that American military analysts will visit Egypt to learn about the Egyptian’s military ways of countering terrorism in the Sinai as well as learning of the role of Hamās and Hizballah. Khalīl stated that the aim of this visit is...
  Father Antonius ‘Azīz, Catholic Bishop of Giza and the Catholic Church’s representative in the Constituent Assembly, said that he agrees with keeping Article 2 in the Constitution and the amended Article 3 which guarantees that all non-Muslims can follow their own laws, not only Christians and...
On the other hand, American Diaspora Copts organized a march for Saturday in front of the White House to reject the bombing of Syria. Majdī Khalīl, director of the organization, Coptic Solidarity, based in the U.S. said that the goal of the march is to confirm that Middle East Copts will not be the...
A number of Diaspora Copts in the U.S. are organizing a celebration in front of the military attaché building in Washington, Sunday, October 6, to show support for the Egyptian army and to counteract the plans of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters to hold a demonstration there at the same time (...
Church-related sources have revealed that the Church will not organize any special celebrations on the occasion of the first anniversary of the inauguration of Pope Tawadros II, which falls on November 18 this year. Sources stated that that is based on the personal desire of the Pope, due to the...
The five candidates are meeting Friday with the Copts of Alexandria inside the Saint Mark Cathedral in the Mediterranean city to introduce them to the Christian public.  
The Coptic Orthodox Church’s committee on the amendment of the 1957 statute regarding the election of patriarch is holding its second meeting under Bishop Pachomius of al-Biḥayra to finalize it within one year and prepare it for the next parliament to endorse as law.
In a gesture of great solidarity and gratitude, the Copts of Australia gathered 40,000 EGP for the family of the [Muslim] policeman killed by the terrorist who attempted to storm the church in Helwan last December.
In its first meeting during the papacy of Ṭawāḍrūs yesterday, the Holy Synod made a decision that prohibits applause or trills of joy inside churches in order to respect the sacrality of these places.  The new Coptic Orthodox Pope is planning to set up a media office and reshuffle the secretariat...
The Coptic Orthodox Church prohibited the five candidates for papal chair of Saint Mark in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away on March 17, 2012, from appearing on satellite channels before the election of the 118th pope.
Abrām Lewis, the founder of the Association of Victims of Abductions and Enforced Disappearances (AVAED), said AVAED will meet within the next few days with Dr. Tayīb and senior clerics of the Azhar to discuss the association’s demands to re-apply the guidance and advice sessions for Christian...
Meanwhile, Nādir al-Sirafī, the official spokesman of the 1938 Copts League, which advocates divorce and remarriage in Christianity, threatened to challenge the unconstitutionality of an article proposed by the church in the constitution that reads “non-Muslims may have recourse to their own...
The Central Committee on National Awareness for Copts and the Priests Assembly in Alexandria launched a signature campaign calling for excluding the bishops running for the papal chair of Saint Mark to succeed Pope Shenouda III, who died in March.  
Bishop Bula of Tantā and Chairman of the Clerical Council, said the Orthodox Church and General Bishop David of the United States are working out arrangements for an expected visit by President Mursī to New York on Wednesday (September 26).

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